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Mary Gilmore

Poems by Mary Gilmore War A Little Ghost The Great Snake Whistling Men No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest The Waradgery Tribe Gallipoli 1865 – 1962 Australian socialist poet and journalist MARY JEAN CAMERON GILMORE  was born Mary Jean Cameron on … Read more

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The Drover’s Wife

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The two-roomed house is built of round timber, slabs, and stringy-bark, and floored with split slabs. A big bark kitchen standing at one end is larger than the house itself, veranda included. Bush all around … Read more

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Henry Lawson

Stories by Henry Lawson The Drover’s Wife The Shearing of the Cook’s Dog Settling on the Land That There Dog of Mine The Shaty-Keeper’s Wife The LoadedDog Poems by Henry Lawson Out Back Andy’s Gone with Cattle The Glass on … Read more

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Louisa (Albury) Lawson

Poems by Louisa Lawson The Digger’s Daughter An Australian Song A Woman’s Love Articles from The Dawn Nonsensical Idea Divorce Extension Bill or  The Drunkard’s Wife Boycotting The Dawn Louisa (Albury) Lawson 1848 – 1920 Australian poet, journalist and publisher … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer Dave Regan, Jim Bently, and Andy Page were sinking a shaft at Stony Creek in search of a rich gold quartz reef which was supposed to exist in the vicinity. There is always a … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) Australian writer DOT AND THE KANGAROO IS a much loved Australian children’s book, yet appeals to the child in all of us. It’s the story of Dot’s adventures in the Australian bush as she tries … Read more

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Waltzing Matilda

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) Written at old Dagworth Homestead, Queensland in January 1895. This is the original version as written by Banjo. To listen to the music and learn more about it, see the Waltzing Matilda page in our Song section. Oh there once was … Read more

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