“Black Thursday” [article re. a bushfire in Mittyack, 26 January 1922]

[Editor: This article was published in The Argus (Melbourne), 26 January 1922.] “Black Thursday.” MITTYACK, Saturday. — Thursday was a veritable “Black Thursday” in this district, as fires raged fiercely in all directions, and were carried along with great rapidity by the strong hot wind. Considerable damage was done. Among those who suffered heavy losses […]

To a Dead Mate [poem by C. J. Dennis, 5 September 1922]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Herald, 5 September 1922, in the column “The Mooch of Life” (“Conducted by C. J. Dennis”). It was written about the death of Henry Lawson on 2 September 1922.] To a Dead Mate Henry Lawson died in Sydney on Saturday. There’s many a man […]

A Toast to Football [poem, 16 June 1922]

[Editor: A poem published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 16 June 1922.] A Toast to Football. [By “Seranader.] After witnessing a Football Match at Eltham. Here’s to the footballer in his snow-white breeks, And the bloodstains on his rugged cheeks. To the genial warmth of his happy grin […]

The strange mystery of Mr. Henry P. McRobinson [21 December 1922]

[Editor: A short story, by A. G. Stephens, published in The Worker, 21 December 1922.] The strange mystery of Mr. Henry P. McRobinson [For the Queensland “Worker.”] (By A. G. Stephens.) The little swagman boiled his billy near the main boundary gate of Warregomoona — Sheepshanks’ biggest station — which is rather nearer the Warrego […]

‘Sweet Boronia’: A story of a woman’s sacrifice [short story by “Dryblower” Murphy, 13 August 1922]

[Editor: A short story by “Dryblower” Murphy, published in The Sunday Times, 13 August 1922.] ‘Sweet Boronia’ A story of a woman’s sacrifice By Dryblower Should you ever go to Albany, ask for Peter. Tell him you know of Sweet Boronia, and hear his story. You will climb the hill and with him look towards […]