(Fancies indulged in on the opening day of Young’s big Jubilee Show.)
Who was it named this fair town Young?
Will someone answer that?
I thought the place was Young enough
When they called it Lambing Flat.
But if Young’s at all dissatisfied,
Before I should forget,
I advise them just to try once more;
They might name it Younger Yet.
However Young it might have been,
This fact I must avow,
It’s grown to be a bonzer chap,
And a solid Youngster now.
Jack Moses, Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse, Sydney: Austral Publishing Co., 1923, page 153
bonzer = (Australian slang) excellent (also spelt as “bonza”)
Young = the town of Young (New South Wales), previously known as Lambing Flat