My Wish For Thee [poem by L. E. Homfray, 13 June 1924]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Albury Banner, and Wodonga Express, 13 June 1924.] My Wish For Thee. Dear child! May Sorrow never place His heavy hand upon thy brow; In years to come may Time behold Thy tranquil face as pure as now. May He in whom we live […]

“We’ve Got a Big Brother in America” [song by “Dryblower” Murphy, (written 1908) published circa 1924]

[Editor: A song by “Dryblower” Murphy about the visit of the American fleet to Australia in 1908. From the sheet music published circa 1924.] “We’ve Got a Big Brother in America” Written and Composed by “Dryblower” Murphy. Ship O’ war from Yankee land, anchor’d in the bay Underneath the flag of Uncle Sam Built of […]

Man from Ironbark: Charged 1/6 for haircut: Complains to police [25 February 1924]

[Editor: An amusing human interest story. Published in The Morning Bulletin, 25 February 1924.] Man from Ironbark. Charged 1/6 for haircut. Complains to police. A favourite recitation years ago was a poem entitled “The Man from Ironbark,” the author being Banjo Patterson, who is no relation to “Battler” of that ilk, who is probably better […]

Introduction (to Australian Musical Possibilities) [by Bernard O’Dowd, 1924]

[Editor: This article by Bernard O’Dowd was published as the introduction to Australian Musical Possibilities by Henry Tate (1924).] Introduction Those of us whose faith it is that Australia is the matrix of a richer humanity and a kindlier as well as more enlightened civilisation than the present, here or elsewhere, will welcome Henry Tate’s […]

The Old Mail Coach [poem, 7 June 1924]

[Editor: A poem published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 1924.] The Old Mail Coach (Suggested by the Picture in “S.M. Herald.”) They may carry them high by way of the sky, Or hid in a submarine, They may rush in loads o’er the iron roads, Or sail on the seas between; But never […]