When the Nigger Saw the Train [poem, 28 April 1894]

[Editor: A poem published in The Bird O’ Freedom, 28 April 1894. Designed to be read as a humorous poem, this is about an Aboriginal man’s first contact with a train.] When the Nigger Saw the Train. In the guileless, simple savage there was nothing out of place, In his naive and native manner, or […]

What Cosme aims at [Cosme Monthly, December 1894]

[Editor: An article from the newsletter of the Cosme colony (of Australian socialists) in Paraguay. Published in Cosme Monthly, December 1894.] What Cosme aims at: The Constitution of Cosme published in the November “Monthly” deals only with the working organization of the colony. Cosme is not a “Common-Wealth” but a “Common-Hold”, all capital being held […]

Madame Nellie Melba [by Henry Frederic Reddall, 1894]

[Editor: A biographical article about Nellie Melba, published in Songs That Never Die, by Henry Frederic Reddall, 1894.] Madame Nellie Melba. Of all the talented and charming prime donne who delight the eyes and ears of the American public, Madame Melba is, without doubt, the leading favorite of to-day. This brilliant singer, who is gifted […]

Badger, My Gray [song, 13 October 1894]

[Editor: A song published in The Queenslander, 13 October 1894.] Badger, My Gray. (Supplied by R.C.L., Forest Vale.) The coachman may boast of the speed of his mail, The conductor may talk of his steam and his rail, But for travelling long journeys on day after day O’er Australia’s rough roads give me Badger, my […]

A Hearty “Shake Hands” [poem by Philip D. Lorimer, 3 August 1894]

[Editor: A poem by Philip Durham Lorimer. Published in The Euroa Advertiser, 3 August 1894.] A Hearty “Shake Hands” I know there is naught more delightful in hours. Than the shake of a hand from a friend, It covers my heart with the bloom of life’s flowers That I love and can ever defend. It […]