Garchooka, the Cockatoo [poem by Rex Ingamells, July 1937]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Venture: An Australian Literary Quarterly (Adelaide), July 1937.] Garchooka, the Cockatoo. While now the waters, wind-stirred and red-glowing, Shadowed by the evening gloom of gums, Bend in their banks the way the day is going, While a dusk-gold haze of insects comes Over the ripples in […]

Editorial: Concerning environmental values [by Rex Ingamells, July 1937]

[Editor: This article by Rex Ingamells was published in Venture: An Australian Literary Quarterly (Adelaide), July 1937.] Editorial. Concerning environmental values. § 1. The natural distinctiveness of the Australian continent from other lands of the world is too fundamental to vanish in the period of human history. The massive gum trees along the banks of […]

The Soldier’s Vision of Christ [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Soldier’s Vision of Christ The battle was raging fierce and strong, In countless numbers the wounded lay, Beyond the reach of all human aid A boy lay breathing his life away. And up from his weak and tortured lips, Went […]

The Mother’s Prayer [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Mother’s Prayer Low before the Holy Altar Where the faithful knelt in prayer, Long and earnestly a mother Pleaded for the son she bare. “Jesus, Lord, in mercy keep him Through all danger safe and free, Yet, should fear of […]

The Great Sacrifice [in ‘Somewhere in France’ by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This religious wartime illustration was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Great Sacrifice Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends Source: L. E. Homfray, ‘Somewhere in France’, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1917?]