Mrs J A Bode, Lubra

Mrs J A Bode, Lubra

by Ettie E Bode nee Ayliffe (1836-1920) This poem appeared in a centenary anthology, Australian Poets: 1788-1888. Ours was the land, all ours, mine and my people’s: the tribes, To roam at will, to dwell, to hunt and to fish in, We were the lords of the soil, the...
E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop The following poem, written in the aftermath of the Myall Creek massacre, appeared in The Australian in 1838, and again in 1841, when it was prefaced by the note ” ‘Only one female and a child got away from us’ –...