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The Shearing of the Cook’s Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The dog was a little conservative mongrel poodle, with long dirty white hair all over him – longest and most over his eyes, which glistened through it like black beads. Also he seemed to have … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . CHAPTER 8 It was fortunate the Kangaroo could not think of all that might befall them, or she never could have had courage for … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . In an instant Dot did what the bird directed, and thrust her little hands into the soft grass roots and moss, out of which … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . All she heard was something like “try,” or “we’ll die.” She could not make out what the Kangaroo said, for the crashing of the … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . The panting, trembling Kangaroo saw the approaching dog, also, and leaped down from the crag. As she dropped to earth, she stooped, and quickly … Read more

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Dot and the Kangaroo

by Ethel C. Pedley (1860 – 1898) . . . the story continues . . . They stopped in their headlong speed, shouting all together in their shrill voices, “The Bunyip! The Bunyip!” and they tumbled over one another in … Read more

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Sez You

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer When the heavy sand is yielding backward from your blistered feet, And across the distant timber you can SEE the flowing heat; When your head is hot and aching, and the shadeless plain is … Read more

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The First Surveyor

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) Australian writer The opening of the railway line! — the Governor and all! With flags and banners down the street, a banquet and a ball. Hark to ’em at the station now! They’re raising cheer on cheer! … Read more

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The Old Australian Ways

by Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) Australian writer The London lights are far abeam Behind a bank of cloud, Along the shore the gaslights gleam, The gale is piping loud; And down the Channel, groping blind, We drive her through the haze Towards the land … Read more

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Geraldine

by Henry Kendall (1839-1882) Australian writer My head is filled with olden rhymes beside this moaning sea, But many and many a day has gone since I was dear to thee! I know my passion fades away, and therefore oft regret … Read more

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