Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems




From the George Bateman Collection, copiled by Howard Rose.



Spearhead of the Army,

Front liners are we,

We’re tops of the service,

The Pioneers are we,


Swinging over the hard roads,

Singing merrily, We’re "fistical", balistical,

We are never “socialistical”,

For we’re the boys for a scrap,


Look at the tilt of our caps,

We’re really very definitely,

Most belligerent chaps,

Spearhead of the Army,

The Pioneers are we.



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