The Federation resolutions [NSW Parliament, 15 May 1890]

[Editor: This record of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly (NSW) of 14 May 1890 was published in The Australian Star (Sydney), 15 May 1890. It includes a report of George Dibbs’ “I have a dream” speech (7 August 1889).] The Federation resolutions. The debate upon the Federation resolutions was resumed by Mr. DIBBS, who was […]

Australian federation: The Natives’ Conference [22 January 1890]

[Editor: This article was published in The Australian Star (Sydney), 22 January 1890.] Australian federation. The Natives’ Conference. Melbourne, Wednesday. The Australian Natives’ Conference was resumed to-day. The principal business was moving the federation resolution. This was done by Mr. N. Melville, M.L.A., New South Wales, who moved that — “The federation of the Australian […]

I Will Pray for Thee: A Song [song by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] I Will Pray for Thee: A Song. O I will pray for thee, love, When the dawn is in the sky, When the gloomy shadows of night-time Away from the sunbeams fly; When the morning star lies dying In the light of […]

Harry, Boy [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] Harry, Boy. Harry, boy! With your everlasting play, Bright as noontide summer’s day, Seeing nothing but the light, Never thinking of the night, Knowing nothing of the years, With your April smiles and tears, Little storms and small distresses, Soothed by words […]

Minor Keys [poem by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] Minor Keys. When the wild wind storm of music Sweeps through choir and pillar’d aisle, And the very air around us Seems to palpitate the while— When the full, triumphant chorus Peals from roof to floor around, Each grand swell or softer […]