With The Cattle

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) Australian writer Published in The Australasian Pastoralists’ Review, 15 September 1896 The drought is down on field and flock, The river-bed is dry; And we must shift the starving stock Before the cattle die. We muster up with weary hearts At breaking of the day, And turn our heads to foreign parts, To take the stock … Read moreWith The Cattle

Lost

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) Australian writer He ought to be home,” said the old man, “without there’s something amiss. He only went to the Two-mile — he ought to be back by this. He would ride the Reckless filly, he would have his wilful way; And, here, he’s not back at sundown — and what will his mother … Read moreLost

The Road to Gundagai

by Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864-1941) Australian writer There are over 30 old bush songs and poems about Gundagai. This poem should not be confused with the old bush song by Jack O’Hagan Along the Road to Gundagai. We also have on our website Nine Miles from Gundagai, Five Miles From Gundagai and Flash Jack From Gundagai. The mountain road goes up and down … Read moreThe Road to Gundagai