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  2. DAWES POINT.

    The building of the Harbour Bridge has been responsible for the changing of the face of the "Rocks" area of Sydney, and the recent demolition of the remains of the old Dawes ...

    Article : 1,022 words
  3. A QUAINT OATH.

    The original oaths administered to and (signed by Thomas Kendall upon his appointment in Sydney as a magistrate to reside at the Bay of Islands in 1814 were among the ...

    Article : 1,362 words
  4. BRIDGE-STREET, SYDNEY, AFTER THE EXPLOSION OF 1866.

    Two glass bottles containing nitro-glycerine (then practically unknown in New South Wales) were responsible for an explosion which wrought havoc in Bridge-street on March 4, 1866. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 33 words
  5. SCIENCE AND SOCIETY.

    The noteworthy feature of the earliest scientific societies was the close association into which they brought members who had very different special interests, and there can be ...

    Article : 1,263 words
  6. BRIDGE-STREET IN '66.

    Bridge-street, city, presented a shell-shattered appearance soon after 6.30 p.m. on March 4,1866. Fortunately it was a Sunday evening, otherwise the terrific nitro-glycerine explosion ...

    Article : 1,177 words
  7. WEEPING WILLOW.

    One night the Fairy Queen looked from the garden of her pink cloud palace, and saw how beautiful the bushland looked in the golden moonlight, and she decided to visit the bush ...

    Article : 563 words
  8. SHETLAND.

    It was the S.S. Saint Sunniva, a clipperbuilt vessel of 864 tons, that took me to Lerwick at the end of August. She was fit and fair, and as trim a craft as one could wish ...

    Article : 885 words
  9. FOR THE CHILDREN.

    How I envy the man who goes round with a whistle And blows it to tell you you've got an epistle[?] I'm just dying to know what the feeling is like ...

    Article : 218 words
  10. TUMUT PLAINS.

    The mention of Tumut Plains conjures up in the mind of one who has been there memories of surpassing beauty and visions of weird loveliness. Some thousands of acres ...

    Article : 895 words
  11. PERHAPS THE SITE OF A VANISHED LAKE.

    Shelly's Creek, Tumut Plains, in the flood of 1931. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 16 words
  12. HOP SCOTCH ROCK.

    Hop, hop, hop, to Hop Scotch Rock, All the wallabies flock, and hop; Young lean wallabies, Fat old wallabies ...

    Article : 104 words
  13. SYDNEY'S WILDS.

    I pencil this note in a w[?]d land of bush and rock and hill, on Middle Creek, beyond the upper waters of Narrabeen Lake. One whole day I have wandered here, climbing ...

    Article : 318 words
  14. WINTER COLOURS.

    Are there many, I wonder, who have noted the unusual beauty of Dame "Dorothy Perkins'" fairy-like follage this winter? Long sprays of this prickly trailer are now ...

    Article : 268 words
  15. GOBLIN CASTLE.

    Down where the dry leaves red and brown Drift and sigh towards faerie town, There stands a castle bold and fair, With an elfin monarch ruling there. ...

    Article : 68 words
  16. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

    In the "Herald" of Saturday, July 2, under the above heading, Mr. Flinders Barr, who is always interesting in his historical reminiscences, was unable to locate where the ...

    Article : 219 words
  17. AN OLD RECEIPT.

    An interesting link with the past has been discovered in an old actuarial book at the head office of the Australian Mutual Provident Society. This is a receipt signed by ...

    Article : 180 words
  18. BUXOM SHETLAND LASSES.

    Their deft fingers clean the herrings for the world's market. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 16 words
  19. OUTWARD BOUND.

    Thy youthful barque is at the shore, Thy glance is out to sea, And in the skies of thy bright eyes Are gleams of ecstasy. ...

    Article : 159 words
  20. WHITE STEEDS.

    Come, play with me and the wind and the foam, Down there, where the sunlight dapples the bay: And day is painting the edge of the world ...

    Article : 164 words
  21. SNOWY MOUNTAIN POEM.

    Crisp ice flowers on snow (Crush them underfoot as we go). These cold, clear flowers stand straight, Guarding the mountain's whitened gate; ...

    Article : 118 words
  22. SOUTH HEAD LONG AGO.

    Twas gum trees, gum trees all the way, From Edgecliff heights to Watsons Bay, With red dust there, and red dust back; Tramping the winding South Head track ...

    Article : 91 words
  23. THROUGH OUR WINDOW.

    White gleams the frost upon the hill, The moonlight's bright and clear[?] So gaunt and dark the gumtrees stand, And silence everywhere. ...

    Article : 55 words
  24. TO SOLITUDE.

    I thee forsook and idly thought To buy thee when I would, but bought Thou canst not be. Only in the dim woods of sleep, ...

    Article : 41 words
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