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Feminist Friday - Australia's pioneering women

So lately I have been studying the works of some early Australian writers as part of my university course. Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson are much loved Australian poets who began publishing their work in the 1880s. 240 more words

Creative Writing

I Predict A Riot – Part Sixteen

The Sydney cricket riot, 1879

There is nothing quite like a game of cricket. Probably my favourite sporting contest is the Ashes, test matches between representative teams representing England (with the odd South African thrown in) and Australia. 591 more words


three presentations

A Poem a Day in September: #33

surround yourself in silence
for preference
don something black

stand in the sharpness
of a spotlight

say nothing… 178 more words


Banjo Paterson and the Brumbies from Snowy River

“And Clancy of the Overflow came down to lend a hand, No better horseman ever held the reins; For never horse could throw him while the saddle girths would stand, He learnt to ride while droving on the plains.” – Man from Snowy River, Banjo Paterson… 412 more words

Save The Brumbies

Old Man Platypus

This week my daughter has an assignment due for English. As part of the assignment she was to film herself reciting a given poem and then explain why she filmed it that way. 394 more words


On your tod and on your pat...

A few days ago I wrote about the tragic story of James Sloan who was born in dreadful poverty, abandoned by his parents and lived on the streets, who rose to fame and huge fortune through his brilliance as a jockey, and then fell back to the poverty from which he had come, dying alone from cirrhosis of the liver. 290 more words