Grand-Dad and the Dunny 

It is probably only Australians who can write poetry about Australian icons that can be understood by Australians. Poor old Granddad’s passed away, cut off in his prime, He never had a day off crook, gone before his time. We found him in the dunny, collapsed...

I’d Rather See A Sermon

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day, I’d rather that you walk with me than merely show the way. The eye’s a better teacher and more willing than the ear, And counsel is confusing but example’s always clear. The best of all the...

The Great Australian Adjective

I was down the Riverina, knockin’ ‘round the towns a bit, And occasionally resting with a schooner in me mitt, And on one of these occasions, when the bar was pretty full And the local blokes were arguin’ an assorted kind of bull, I heard a conversation, most peculiar...

The Man From Snowy River

Banjo Paterson wrote the poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Its as Australian as you can get. He tells the story of the tough horsemen of Snowy Mountains. Footage is from the movie ‘Man From Snowy River’ presented by Michael Edgley International...

Gentle Alice Brown

GENTLE ALICE BROWN by: W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911) Twas a robber’s daughter, and her name was Alice Brown. Her father was the terror of a small Italian town; Her mother was a foolish, weak, but amiable old thing; But it isn’t of her parents that I’m...