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Vonda Stanley's collection of  

Early Australian bush poems

Last updated June 2003

Also Go to;- Women Bush Poets ......... Old Australian Ballads

Lola's Poems & Ballads of Australian Bushrangers

 poems marked * contain brief notes about the poet.

 

 

A.B (Banjo) Paterson

1864 (Narrambla) - 1941

A Bush Christening

A Mountain Station

Artesian Water

Black Harry's Team  

Black Swans *

Clancy of the Overflow

Daylight is Dying

Geebung Polo Club

On Kiley's Run      

Opening of the Railway Line

Over the Range

Pioneers   

The Man From Ironbark

The Man From Snowy River

The Plains

The Traveling Post Office

The Weather Prophet    New

The Winds Message

Waltzing Matilda

We're all Australians now 

With the Cattle

 

 

Henry Lawson

1867-1922

Australian Engineers   

Cameron's Heart   

Eureka *

Mount Bukaroo

Second Class Wait Here  

Shearers

Sweeney

That there dog o' mine 

The Bush Girl

The Christ of the Never   

The Fire at Ross's Farm

The Ghost      

The Glass on the Bar   

The Loaded Dog

The Lights of Cobb & Co

The Never Never Land

The Old Jimmy Woodser

The Teams

The Water-lily  

Waratah and Wattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dorothea Mackeller

1885 (Sydney)-1968

Wrote My Country at 19 years of age


My Country *

The Colours of Light

 

Louis Esson

b. 1979 -1943

*About Louis Esson*

The Old Black Billy and Me

The Shearers Wife

                              

 

 

Hal Gye

(also known as James Hackston)

Our Corrugated Iron Tank  

Mrs Polkinghorne

 

 

 
Edward Harrington

The Bushrangers

There's Only the Two of us Here

 

 

G E Evans, 

1863 (London) - 1909 (Toowoomba)

*About GE Evans*
 

An Australian Symphony

On the Plains

The Women of the West

 

 

 

Henry Kendall, 

1839, (Kirmington, NSW) -1882 of TB.   

*About Henry Kendall*

Bell Birds

Kooroora   

September in Australia

Song of the Cattle Hunters

The Barcoo   

The Last of his Tribe

The River and the Hill 

 

Adam Lindsay Gordon

b. 1833 (Azores)-1870 (Brighton. Vic)

* About A L Gordon*  

Finis Exoptatus

A Dedication

By Wood and Wold

The Sick Stockrider

 

John O'Brien (1878-1952)

*About John O'Brien*

Around the Boree Log

Could I Hear the Kookaburras Once Again

Said Hanrahan

The Altar Boy

The Kookaburras

The Little Irish Mother

The Meeting

The Old Bush School

The Old Mass Shandrydan

The Presbyt'ry Dog

The Six Brown Boxer Hats

Tumba Bloody Rumba


 

Vance Palmer

b. 1885 (Bundaberg) -1959 (Melbourne)

The Farmer Remembers the Somme

Song of the Old Boundary Rider 

 

 

 

 

John Sandes

The Children of the Mist

The Old Pioneers   

 

 

 

C J Dennis

7. 9.1876 (Auburn S.A.) - 21. 6.1938

Editor of the satirical magazine "Gadfly".  Later contributor on staff of Melbourne Herald.

*About C J Denis*

A  Letter to the Front

Going to School

The Swagman

When The Sun's Behind The Hill
 

 

Leon Gellert

1892-1977

Had war experience on the Western Front.

Anzac Cove

Jester in the Trench

Rendezvous 

 

 

 

 

 

Auster

Tasmanian Aborigine's Lament

 

 

Laurence Binyon

For the Fallen

"They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old"

 

 

Will. H. Ogilvie,

21.8.1869 (Scotland) -1963

Drought

From the Gulf

The Australian

The Bush My Lover

The Last Muster

The Filling of the Swamps

 

 


Miscellaneous 
(* indicates birth dates)

   Bushrangers

The Old Bark Hut........New........................................................................Anon

   Bushfire

From Black Thursday. ...........................................Mitchell Kilgour Beveridge

   Love of the bush

Summer ...................................................................................... Louis Lavater*

Australia ........................*About Bernard O'Dowd*................ Bernard O'Dowd*

A Ballade of Wattle Blossom ..................................................... R. Richardson

The Magpies Song ............................................................. Frank S. Williamson

   Droving or Outback

Where the Dead Men Lie.........*About Barcroft Boake*.....Barcroft H. Boake*

On Ninety Mile Beach..............................................................Peter Hopegood

Gundagai (The dog sat on the tuckerbox)......................................Jack Moses*

The Little Worn Out Pony ..........................................................................anon

The Phantom Mob................................................ ..W M Flemming  'The Page'

That Day at Boiling Downs...........................................................Jack Mathieu

   Goldfields

Cleaning Up..........................*About Edward Dyson*...................Edward Dyson*

The Smiths.......................E G Murphy* (aka Edwin Greenslade or Dryblower)

   Rain

A Rain Song .............................................................................. E. S. Emmerson

At Last .................................................................................... Maurice O'Reilly

   Nostalgia

The Red Road................................................................................John K Ewers

Pioneers ....................................................................................... Frank Hudson

   Heroes

Henry Lawson............................................................................R Guy Howarth

   Humour

Daley's Dorg Wattle......................................................................W T Goodge*

A Snake Yarn ................................................................................W T Goodge

'Ough' A Fonetic Fansy..................................................................W T Goodge

Mickety Mulga...................................................................................T Ranken

The Big White Bullock.......................................................................T Ranken

 

 

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