The tongue-in-cheek story of Mulga Bill, a man who claimed he was an excellent cyclist only to crash, was published by The Sydney Mail.
Mulga Bill was based on a man of the name of William Henry Lewis, who knew Paterson around Bourke, NSW, and who had bought a bicycle because it was an easier form of transport than his horse in a time of drought. This tale tells of a rickety old horse that learned how to swim. This sentimental work about a drover selling his faithful horse and reminiscing about their days on the land still speaks to people as mechanised transport and the cost of maintaining stock routes sees the very last of the drovers disappearing.
Paterson wrote this sad ballad about war-weary horses after working as a correspondent during the Boer War in South Africa. Geebung is the indigenous name for a tough fruiting shrub Persoonia sp. Close Menu.
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Search Store. And Mount Keggal the Wolf, and Mount Sturgan the Lion, From bare rugged breasts pour his sustenance down; While blue in the distance Slieve Gullion on high, on The crest of the ridge is his glory and crown. Not a stream in all Erin gives half the employment For its size - since our Island rose green from the foam; Nor a stream For its size - which yields fuller enjoyment To the thousands who make his valley their home.
While watching the merchandise drawn form afar. At Moorvale the last of those labours is ended, Ten bowshots beyond, and behold him no more! His current with salt of the ocean is blended, And mingled with billows which beat on the shore. So then loftier bards, with a loftier ditty, May boast them to Dublin, Belfast, or Armagh; But we will sing pledge to our own little city, To the Camlough Mavoureen and Erin-gobragh.
Be it ours when we kneel in contrition for error To breath for each other the penitent prayer- That in His own time, freed from tears and from terror, And parting in pain, He may gather us there. Volunteer Opportunity — Cherry Laurel Clearance.
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