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  2. CHINESE POTTERY.

    Born of Greek parentage at Liverpool, England, the Greek merchant, Mr. George Eumorfopoulos has recently spread his name and fame by the generous offer of his Chinese ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,448 words
  3. PARRAMATTA

    Parramatta Gaol! How little the ordinary citizen knows of life behind these high grim walls. If he thinks of it at all he envisages rows of dour and sullen men regimented for ...

    Article : 1,647 words
  4. FLESH DAYS

    King: Sir. I will pronounce your sentence, you shall fast a week with bran and water. Costard; I had rather pray a month with mutton and porridge. ...

    Article : 1,285 words
  5. A MONASTIC FRIDAY, WITH NO LACK OF FISH IN THE REFECTORY,

    In addition to Church law the civil law of England long made fish-cating on certain days compulsory, to assist the fishing industry. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 33 words
  6. COLIN MCDONALD.

    I first met Colin McDonald at Gasmata, New Britain. in 1920, a fortnight after the chief, porlo had felled me with an axe. A few weeks later. after a stay in hospital, I ...

    Article : 932 words
  7. POETS AND CRITICS.

    The opening pages of Miss Edith Sitwell's "Aspeets of Modern Poetry" irresistibly call to mind the old saw, worn by repetition but none the less true in every generation— ...

    Article : 1,219 words
  8. THE TIMID LYRE BIRD.

    Though I have never had the pleasure of seeing a lyre bird walk though my hall, as the bushwoman mentioned by Will Carter in the "Herald" (25/1/1935), I have had one ...

    Article : 343 words
  9. ADELONG DISTRICT.

    The reports in the "S. M. Herald" recently as to a gold rush on the Batlow field (part of the Adelong-Tumut district) call to mind the rich charactci of the district in the old ...

    Article : 1,160 words
  10. FOR THE CHILDREN.

    I have a mama dolly and her hair is flaxen fair, Her manner is most ladylike, her frocks she'll never tear; ...

    Article : 193 words
  11. BUILT A HOUSE.

    I built a little house with some lolly-pops, Like you buy in long bags in the lolly-shops, Pink coconut ice, fashioned little chairs; With barley sugar logs I made windy stairs. ...

    Article : 91 words
  12. UGLY PUP.

    Ugly Pup winked one eye and rolled over on to his back. He was having a lovely time, mark you. Lunch was just over, his mother's watchful eye had for the moment wandered ...

    Article : 289 words
  13. THE FAIRIES CARNIVAL.

    I saw the fairies dancing Across the dew-drenched field, And through the midnight shadows Their merry laughter pealed. ...

    Article : 144 words
  14. RAMPARTS OF THE NORTH.

    There are lands unknown, where wild fowl have And vast winds of God blow ceaselessly— Journeying by tne coastal road to Queensland—and long before the imaginary frontier ...

    Article : 491 words
  15. THE JOYS OF SAILING.

    O for the feel of the tiller. The chafe of the sheet in my hand. The gentle flap of the after leech. The plaintive, note of the seagull's screech, ...

    Article : 193 words
  16. "PETER."

    Prom time to time it is reported that different bush animals make their appearances in places far from their natural homes. but to find a rabbit living in its wild state in ...

    Article : 304 words
  17. THE FRIENDLY FERRIES.

    How Kipling would love "Our Harbour." He who has immortalised all ships for us, be they large rady liners, or small tramp steamers. What stories he would weave around our ...

    Article : 268 words
  18. TO AN AUSTRALIAN LASS.

    Yours are the true Australian eyes, They match the blue of our sunny skies. Your yellow hair is like our wheat, Your smile is like our honey sweet. ...

    Article : 63 words
  19. ADELONG CREEK IN 1899.

    View looking down the creek from Gibraltar Mine. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 14 words
  20. A DREAM WENT PAST ME.

    A Dream went past me down the street, I strove to clasp it, as it fled, But e'er on rainbow wings so fleet, Across the sunlit hills it spedl ...

    Article : 114 words
  21. SONNET.

    There is a kingdom fair, where I alone Despotic rule. None else but I can choose The favoured ones: Smile on them or refuse To let them near the autocratic throne... ...

    Article : 113 words
  22. PLEA.

    I ask no more of death than this; the sight Of sky and sunlight on a radiant day; Of golden stars upon a quiet night, And gardens where soft, fragrant breezes ...

    Article : 73 words
  23. JACARANDA.

    As when, as from some deep-domed temple, sway The jacaranda bells, and, with no sound, Spread out their purple prayer-mat on the ...

    Article : 33 words
  24. ENTHUSIASM.

    God-like the poet probed the darkling chasm Of thought—he smiled and wrote: He made a verse—one note Alone he struck—It was enthusiasm. ...

    Article : 27 words
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