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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story ends with . . . The retriever went in under the kitchen, amongst the piles, but, luckily for those inside, there was a vicious yellow mongrel cattle-dog sulking and nursing … Read more

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The Warrigal

by Henry Kendall (1839-1882) Australian writer A warrigal is a dingo (wild dog). The warrigal’s lair is pent in bare, Black rocks at the gorge’s mouth; It is set in ways where Summer strays With the sprites of flame and drouth; … Read more

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Where the Pelican Builds

by Mary Hannay Foott (1846-1918) Australian writer Mary Hannay Foott wrote this poem while living in south-west Queensland. This part of Australia is often caught in the cycle of droughts followed by flooding rains. The pelican prefers large expanses of … Read more

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Hist!

by C. J. Dennis (1876-1938) Australian writer Hist! . . . . . . Hark! The night is very dark, And we’ve to go a mile or so Across the Possum Park. Step . . . . . . light, Keeping … Read more

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George Essex Evans

Poems by George E. Evans The Women Of The West A Nocturne In A Garden Riches A Drought Idyll Failure 1863 – 1909 Australian writer GEORGE ESSEX EVANS has over 200 published poems attributed to his name. His work frequently appeared … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . Ihopped up to the stony rise that fringed the plain, and I thought as I did so that I could hear a new sound on … Read more

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The Captain Of The Push

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush, From a slum in Jones’ Alley sloped the Captain of the Push; And he scowled towards the North, and he scowled towards the … Read more

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Australia Federata

James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910) Australian poet Australia! land of lonely lake And serpent-haunted fen; Land of the torrent and the fire And forest-sundered men: Thou art not now as thou shalt be When the stern invaders come, In the hush before … Read more

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The Magic Pudding

Written and Illustrated by Norman Lindsay (1879 – 1969) . . . the story continues . . . Iwill,’ said Bunyip firmly. ‘All I ask is that you strike a dignified attitude in the presence of these scoundrels, and, at a … Read more

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