Lochinvar Races [19 April 1881]

[Editor: This article was published in the The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 19 April 1881.] Lochinvar Races. (By our own Reporter.) The annual meeting of the Lochinvar Jockey Club took place yesterday (Easter Monday) in the presence of about 300 spectators, of which a small number were ladies. As the races were […]

Where the Pelican Builds [poem by Mary Hannay Foott, 26 March 1881]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Hannay Foott. Published in The Australasian Sketcher, 26 March 1881.] Where the Pelican Builds By M. H. F. [The unexplored parts of Australia are sometimes spoken of by the bushmen of Western Queensland as the home of the pelican, a bird whose nesting-place, so far as the writer knows is […]

Sam Holt [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published (with minor variations) in The Western Champion, 6 May 1881.] Sam Holt (Air: “Ben Bolt.”) Oh! don’t you remember Black Alice, Sam Holt — Black Alice, so dusky and dark, The Warrego gin, with the straw […]