Wentworth [poem by Mary Hannay Foott, 10 May 1873]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Hannay Black (who later became Mary Hannay Foott). Published in The Australian Town and Country Journal 10 May 1873.] Wentworth ’Tis a new thing for Australia, that the waters to her bear One who seeks not of her riches, or the balm of healing air ; One who seeks not […]

The Aurora Australis [poem by Mary Hannay Foott, 3 May 1873]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Hannay Black (who later became Mary Hannay Foott).] The Aurora Australis. A radiance in the midnight sky No white moon gave, nor yellow star ; We thought its red glow mounted high Where fire and forest fought afar. Half fearing that the township blazed, Perchance, beyond the boundary hill ; […]

The Future of Australia [poem by Mary Hannay Foott, 8 February 1873]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Hannay Black (who later became Mary Hannay Foott), written for the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales (Australia Day).] The Future of Australia. Sing us the Land of the Southern Sea — The land we have called our own ; Tell us what harvest there […]

Hawking [song, 4 October 1873]

[Editor: This song was published in The Queenslander (4 October 1873). It was also included in Banjo Paterson’s collection, The Old Bush Songs (1905), with some variations.] Hawking. Air — “Bow, wow, wow.” Now shut your months, you loafers all, You vex me with your twaddle; You own a nag, or big or small, A […]