The West Australia question [NSW Parliament, 8 August 1889]

[Editor: This record of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly (NSW) of 7 August 1889 was published in The Australian Star (Sydney), 8 August 1889. It includes a report of George Dibbs’ “I have a dream” speech.] The West Australia question. Sir HENRY PARKES said that, in reply to Mr. Traill on the previous day, he […]

Death of a veteran: The late Mr. Peter Lalor [11 February 1889]

[Editor: An article about Peter Lalor (1827-1889). Published in The Age (Melbourne), 11 February 1889.] Death of a veteran. The late Mr. Peter Lalor. By “The Vagabond.” Thirty-seven years ago a young Irishman landed in Melbourne. The cry of “Gold!” brought hither all sorts and conditions of men, but few who have been more notable […]

[The old lion of Victorian politics] [14 February 1889]

[Editor: An article about Peter Lalor, who died on 9 February 1889. Published in the “Current notes” section of the Melbourne Punch, 14 February 1889.] The old lion of Victorian politics turned his face to the wall when the Hon. Peter Lalor died at Richmond on Saturday last. Peter made more history than most men […]

In Memoriam: The Late Peter Lalor [poem, 14 February 1889]

[Editor: A poem about Peter Lalor, who died on 9 February 1889. Published in Melbourne Punch, 14 February 1889.] In Memoriam. The Late Peter Lalor. One more of the old race has gone The grand old race of pioneers, That, in these later, narrower years, Uptower like trees of Lebanon. On freedom’s side he took […]

Australian patriotism or nationalism: Speech by Lord Carrington [30 September 1889]

[Editor: An article regarding the imperial-patriotic relationship between Australia and Britain. Published in The Brisbane Courier, 30 September 1889.] Australian patriotism or nationalism. Speech by Lord Carrington. Speaking at the King’s School, Parramatta, last week, Lord Carrington said:— It has given me much pleasure to attend your prize-giving as well as your sports, which show […]