The Great Goldfields Flood of 1948 – a verse

The heaviest rainfall in Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s history occurred 70 years ago—during the weekend of Saturday-Sunday the 21st and 22nd of February 1948.  Nearly 300 millimetres of rain fell in less than 36 hours, causing widespread flooding and severe property damage.  A massive clean-up operation followed. It was nature’s kind of anger, a weekend of solid rain […]

The Lonely Ghost – a verse

The Lonely Ghost by Evelyn Cull 1968 Throw another log on the fire, boys, A billy of tea we’ll brew And while we drink a tale I’ll tell Of something strange but true I was camped one night out Malcolm way On the side of a sandy hill, I was sitting beside my fire, mates, […]

The Sandalwood Puller – a verse

We have another great verse from well know writer and poet John Terrell:- In the rugged goldfields scrub he pulls sandalwood for a living Beyond all bitumen roads in conditions unforgiving He’s a different type of bloke, a recluse some might say But spot a big ‘un in the bush and he’ll holler, hip-hoorah! His […]

Along the road to Cue – a verse

Along the Road to Cue The race for gold that charms the bold Finds toil for men and beast And they, who left the East of old Are daily streaming East The whips that crack along the track Are strong, the horses too And strong the words the teamsters use Along the road to Cue […]

A Challenging Land – a verse by Ray Jackson

Here we have another ‘Bush Verse’ from the pen of Ray Jackson. You will have enjoyed his last poem, Camooweal Billabong, earlier this year. The following verse was entered in the Aust Bush Poets Assoc awards in Toodyay earlier this year and won 2nd in the Serious Division (novice). A Challenging LandThe raucous cry of […]