Poetry Militant: An Australian Plea for the Poetry of Purpose [by Bernard O’Dowd, 1909]

[Editor: A booklet by Bernard O’Dowd, published in 1909.] Poetry Militant An Australian Plea for the Poetry of Purpose. By Bernard O’Dowd Author of “Dawnward?” “The Silent Land” “Dominions of the Boundary” Melbourne: T. C. Lothian, 226 Little Collins Street 1909. First Impression June 4, 1909. Poetry Militant. An Australian Plea for the Poetry of […]

The Men Who Built Our Nation [poem, 11 March 1909]

[Editor: A patriotic poem, written at a time when many Australians considered their nation to be British. Published in the Guyra Argus, 11 March 1909.] The Men Who Built Our Nation The men who built our nation Were sturdy men and true; The men who built our nation Their work would always do. Now take […]

Back from death: Rescuer and rescued meet: A dramatic story [19 July 1909]

[Editor: An article about the heroism of Joseph Davis in a mining accident. Published in The Argus, 19 July 1909.] Back from death. Rescuer and rescued meet. A dramatic story. Bendigo, Sunday. — The heroism displayed by Joseph Davis in connection with the accident at the Goldfields Consolidated Mine has made a deep impression throughout […]

Heroic miner boldly faces death to save his mate [17 July 1909]

[Editor: An article about the heroism of Joseph Davis in a mining accident. Published in The Argus, 17 July 1909.] Heroic miner. Boldly faces death. To save his mate. Bendigo, Friday. — A sensational accident occurred at the Goldfields Consolidated mine, Diamond Hill, this afternoon, and was marked by conspicuous bravery on the part of […]

W. T. Goodge [by A. G. Stephens, 11 December 1909]

[Editor: An article (by A. G. Stephens) about W. T. Goodge, who died on 28 November 1909. Published in The Register, 11 December 1909.] W. T. Goodge. [By A. G. Stephens.] W. T. Goodge, known to a friendly world as “Billy,” died recently in hospital in Sydney, aged 47. London born, and with much of […]