Post Tagged with: "poetry"

Poetry of the pongo

Poetry of the pongo

August 8, 2016

Such was life, War:

‘Pongo’ was a term used by Australian troops in World War One to refer to the common foot soldier of the infantry battalions. The songs, stories, art and verses of the pongos tells us much about the Australian soldiers who fought in the Great War.

Bring the sound of the world into your home

Bring the sound of the world into your home

March 13, 2015

Arts, Music:

With the global sounds of WOMADelaide still vibrating in the air, it seems like a good time to draw your attention to one of our most fascinating eresources, the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries database from Alexander Street Press; full of beautiful and unexpected pleasures and treasures from around the world.

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

Poets at war: ‘What passing bells for these who die as cattle?’

February 12, 2015

Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some of the great poets of the First World War, currently highlighted in The Mirror of the World exhibition

Under Milk Wood with Dylan Thomas & Peter Blake

Under Milk Wood with Dylan Thomas & Peter Blake

October 10, 2014

Arts:

Anna from the History of the Book collection will be highlighting some of the new treasures to be found in our Mirror of the World exhibition over the next few… Read More ›

World War I poetry

World War I poetry

April 23, 2014

Such was life, War:

From enlistment to conscription, to laments for the lost to our duty to England, war poetry spans all the hardship and reasoning of battle.

Rare Australian poetry acquired by the Library

Rare Australian poetry acquired by the Library

December 13, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The Library has recently acquired a small and very rare volume of Australian poetry. John Manifold’s Verses 1930–1933 was written while Manifold was a high school student and published when he… Read More ›

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

March 14, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Manuscripts Librarian Kevin Molloy examines a little known Irish-Australian treasure: