Old Bar Telephone [poem, 22 April 1913]

[Editor: This poem was published in The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW), 22 April 1913.] Old Bar Telephone. “A splendid thing,” the captain cries, “Now I can ring up for supplies — And if there’s half a chance of wreck The Taree Corps shall […]

Hymn for Missions [poem by L. E. Homfray, 16 January 1913]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Church Life (Toronto, Canada), 16 January 1913.] Hymn for Missions. Oh! God of Heaven, and earth and sea, Our longing cry goes up to Thee, That gathered in from every land Thine own redeemed shall safely stand. Oh! hear the prayer all nations pray, And […]

Alderman Harris: An Ultimo Ultimatum [poem, 6 July 1913]

[Editor: A poem regarding a member of a local council. Published in Truth (Sydney), 6 July 1913.] Alderman Harris. An Ultimo Ultimatum. A right good chip of a tough old block; A man with his father’s nerve. He takes his stand as firm as a rock, With neither flinch nor swerve. Son of a fighting […]

The Wattle Federation [17 January 1913]

[Editor: An article about the inauguration of the Wattle Federation of Australasia. Published in The Examiner, 17 January 1913.] The Wattle Federation. Amongst the inward passengers by the Loongana yesterday was Miss Faehse, of Adelaide, who is passing through to the South. Miss Faehse attended the Science Congress in Melbourne, and took part in a […]

The Wild Colonial Boy [song, 22 August 1913]

[Editor: An extract from the “On the Wallaby” column, published in The Northern Miner, 22 August 1913.] [The Wild Colonial Boy] We have often been asked, and several friends have asked us recently again, for the words of that one-time — long, long ago — most popular of all bush songs, “The Wild Colonial Boy.” […]