Too Old to Rat [poem by Henry Lawson, 3 April 1913]

[Editor: A poem by Henry Lawson, written in support of the trade union movement. Published in The Worker (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 3 April 1913.] Too Old to Rat. I don’t care if the cause be wrong, Or if the cause be right — I’ve had my day and sung my song And fought the bitter […]

Yesterday, the barrier; to-morrow — what? [13 February 1913]

[Editor: This article by Mary Gilmore was published in the “Our Women’s Page” column (“Conducted by Mary Gilmore”), in The Worker (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 13 February 1913.] Yesterday, the barrier; to-morrow — what? I. Sitting in the Kiosk in Hyde Park the other day and idly watching the pigeons as they flew up and down […]

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 […]