'The Queenslander Masthead

The Queenslander,  index of original poetry, 1885

Date

Page/link

Author

Subject/Title 

Subject 

 Table of contents, Trove Image

3/1/85

 9

John Rae

Happy New Year

Federal Poem

'Sulorac' Desdecardo

Death of a loved one, religion

10/1/85

 52

 'Sulorac' 

It's the early bird that gets the worm

 Tragic fate of a worm

17/1/85

 91

 'Sulorac'

 A Fellow Feeling makes us Wondrous kind 

The feeling of a pickpocket!

24/1/85

129

'Vaquero'

 

To the Legion of the Lost

Pioneers

The news of the fall of Khartoum

 The News of the Fall of Khartoum

John Rae

Light and Shade Tolerance and points of view 

31/1/85

 169

'Christophus' (Essex Evans

To Lucifer 

Do not seek and earthly paradise

7/2/85  209

S.Metford

In Memoriam, Lt Colonel Fred Burnaby 

Khartoum
'Sulorac' True Courage Nurses in War
21/2/85

 289

 291

T.F.MacDonald

Sonnet, On the Fall of Khartoum

KhartoumKhartoum

          

Kanaka Labourers

MHF (Foott) In Memoriam Khartoum
S.Metford
Anonymous 26th January 1885 Khartoum
The Situation  Sugar prices and the Griffith Premiership
28/2/85  329  L.A.  In memoriam (Death of Gordon)
7/3/85  369

Anna H Drury

A Dewdrop and a Sunbeam  

The fleeting nature of time, religious

Poeta Australis

The Lyrebird's Lay The natural environment 
14/3/85 409 Christophus (Evans) Discontent  Be happy with your lot
21/3/85 449

Christophus (Evans)

Australia Militant

Khartoum
'Bushman' The Story of a Brown Child Beggar **        
Sir Samuel Griffith
Sir Samuel Griffith
28/3/85 489 R.N.G  The Dingo Hunt Native Wildlife**
4/4/85 529 Sulorac The Coral Ring --A fantasy  A fantasy - I'd like to be, under the sea 
11/4/85 569

Joachin Miller 

The Fortunate Isles

 Keep your spirits up

Joaquin Miller   Is it Worthwhile   Don't be mean
William Higgs The Song of a Snowflake   Love and death
18/4/85

609

611

Christophus (Evans)

The Shepherd's last sleep

Natural Landscape

'Viola'**

A Remembrance Bereavement     The Russian Threat in Afghanistan

The Russian threat in Afghanistan

25/4/85

649

652

Christophus (Evans)

S.Metford

The Russian Advance

Windsor Castle Barracks

Russian invasion of Afghanistan, British courage

 Eviction of Soldiers' families from Windsor castle.

9/5/85 729 Christophus (Evans) War   Make the enemy human
16/5/85 777 Bushman Drought Queensland was in severe drought from 1884-1886
23/5/85 817 Christophus (Evans) In Memoriam -Death   You can't negotiate

       Queensland defends itself

Queensland's defence forces, Lytton, 1885

13/6/85 937 L.A.  Welcome Home The troops come home
20/6/85 977 'Sulorac' The Wallaby  Native animals
27/6/85

1017

Sulorac

Bereft

Lost Love

1020 S. Metford A Political Suspiration  The change of Prime Ministers in the UK
1020 Robert Gunn The Lay of the Diproton The life of an ancient Australian dinosaur
4/7/85  9

Sulorac

The Land in the Pacific

Come and live in Queensland. You can get rich.
Mrs S

In Memoriam -David Cannon McConnel - Cressbrook

The McConnels were among the first free white settlers in the Brisbane valley     

Migrant ship arrives, 1885

Migrant ship arrives, Brisbane

11/7/85

49

 

Sulorac

May Day in England

Spring celebrations in the old country 

52 Vaquero

The Belle of the Three Stations

 A girl who has 3 suitors, but keeps her virtue.
18/7/85

89

Sulorac

Virginia

 Love Poem
S.Metford Lines Death of a Friend 
25/7/85 129

'Christophus' (Evans)

The Lay of the North 

McKinlay Mountains
J.B. To Publius Political Satire 
1/8/85 169 Sulorac The Dewdrop Conceit on love
8/8/85 209 O'Hara Wood In Memoriam -Willie Isles Death of a Child   

       Bank of NSW, Nerang

Bank of NSW, Nerang

15/8/85 249 A.K.D. Lost  A child goes missing*** (see controversy 6/9)
22/8/85

289

A M'Clanachan

Robert Burns

The life of the Scottish bard

 291 Sulorac The Outcast's Grave (F.L.E.A) Humour
 292 M.H. (Aged 15) Silvery Moon Well crafted nature poem
29/8/85

 337

Vaquero

Two to Five Bar One 

Prostitution - Painting

 339 Pussy-Cat Out in the Scrub A Bushman's Song
5/9/85

377

378

Christophus

Sulorac

Thane (Aged 10)

Love and Ambition

The Siren Rocks

Twilight fancies

 Mythical, love triumphs over ambition

Sirens rescue a sailor, and fall in love

A child dreams of fairy tales

   sketches of Mackay

Sketches of Mackay,1885

12/9/85

417

420

J. Michean

A.K.D. 

Robert J Burdette

Brittania's volunteers

True life

Ah there!

Conscription is a good thing

Don't be greedy, men and women

 Humorous about the coming of the millennium

19/9/85

457

 

459

John L Woolcock

Scotia  

M.H.(Maude Hester, aged 15) 

Sulorac

Thalatta! Thalatta!

A Day-Dream

The Traveller -

Youth and Beauty

A lost sailor sees the sea

An escape poem, to friendlier climes

 A Swagman poem

Appearance and Reality

26/9/85 501 R.N.G. The Super's Mistake

A stockman takes his supervisor's beast, humorous

   Roma-Mitchell Railway

Roma -Mitchell Railway

3/10/85

537

541

F.G.

Sulorac

The Antidote

'Ough'

 Essex Evans parody

 Longfellow Parody

10/10/85

577

581

Scotia

Thane (Aged 14)

The Camp of the Dark Brigade

The Ride to Mt Garry

Makes fun of aborigines, homage to Tennyson

Horse and boyfriend both die, skilful poem.

17/10/85

617

619

'Bushman"

E.Scholefield

Maude Hester (Age 16)

How Long O Lord

The First Temple

In Forest Glades

 A prayer for an end to the drought

Religious

Nature poem, forest, kangaroos, mullet

  Brisbane horse drawn tram

Brisbane Horse Drawn tram

7/11/85 741 Maude Hester  The Storm  
Oh, a storm in the bush, I think,
Is one of the grandest sights
When all the sky is black as ink,
And cuttingly the cold wind bites.
21/11/85 817 A.B. In Memoriam Losing contact with a friend, who then dies.    Penny Farthing bicycles

Penny farthing bicycle

 
5/12/85 897 Anonymous The Camp Fire  Stockman's yarn - the perils of Alcohol
12/12/85 937 John L Woolcock A Vision - in some sad fantasy land

 

Escape from a nightmare land


 
19/12/85

977

980

L.A.

Mary Hannay Foott

 Pussycat

Christmas

The Pilgrimage to Keelaar (from the German of Heinrich Heine)

Their Christmas

A religious Christmas

Translation, a mother loses a child

Shows that Christmas poems can be nauseating even without Santa.

26/12/85 1017 Val Dare  Love's Doom
When Love has lost its perfume
Images from State Library of Queensland, Trove, and editor's collection.