“Why I believe in secession”: State Premier urges that breakaway from Federation will cure our ills [26 October 1930]

[Editor: An article by the Premier of Western Australia, Sir James Mitchell, advocating secession. Published in Truth (Perth, WA), 26 October 1930.] “Why I believe in secession” State Premier urges that breakaway from Federation will cure our ills Says that states subserviency must cease (Written specially for “Truth” by the Premier, Hon. Sir James Mitchell.) […]

Australia in the Fenlands: Links with Lincolnshire [by Mary E. Fullerton, 1 March 1930]

[Editor: An article by Mary E. Fullerton. Published in The Argus, 1 March 1930.] Australia in the Fenlands. Links with Lincolnshire. By Mary E. Fullerton. London, Jan. 2. — The visitor to the fenlands of Lincolnshire does well to make the old town of Boston the starting point of his tour. Boston is a place […]

“The Country’s Broke” [poem by “Kookaburra”, 24 October 1930]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 24 October 1930.] “The Country’s Broke.” (With Variations). (From “The Countryman.”) I went to the show, as I always do, My friends to meet and the sights to view; And the things I saw and the things I heard Were sometimes queer and sometimes […]

Barak’s Requiem [poem, 13 September 1930]

Barak’s Requiem Mr. J. Taylor (president of the Healesville A.N.A.) has received the following beautiful poem on William Barak, aboriginal king of the Yarra Yarra tribe, whose grave is in the cemetery at Coranderrk:— The wind in the trees, The birds on the wing, The rain as it falls, Sad tidings they bring — Barak […]

We are the Youth of Australia [song, 16 January 1930]

We are the Youth of Australia (Copyright.) We are the Youth of Australia! Youth of a glorious land! Young in a country that’s youthful, Shoulder to shoulder we stand. We are the Youth of Australia! Eager and happy and free. Forward we march in her service, Onward in strong Unity. We are the Youth of […]