THE GREATER PART
of the material contained in this volume has appeared in the pages of The Bulletin
, Sydney, from time to time during the last eight years. ‘The Rescue
’ and ‘Peter Simson’s Farm
’ were published originally in the Melbourne Argus
. I have to thank the proprietors of both journals for their courtesy in permitting me to reproduce the verses.
Several pieces, including ‘Waiting for Water,’ ‘The Prospectors,’ ‘The Tale of Steven,’ and ‘The Deserted Homestead,’ are now printed for the first time.