Philip Joseph Holdsworth (1849 - 1902 / Australia)
Biography of Philip Joseph Holdsworth
Philip Jospeh Holdsworth was born in Balmain, near Sydney,on the 12th January, 1849; his father was English, his mother Irish.
He was the Editor of the Sydney `Athenaeum', he also worked with the `Illustrated Sydney News'.
For many years he was Cashier in the Treasury, Sydney; afterwards Secretary,
Forest Department, untill 1892. He died 19th January, 1902.
`Station Hunting on the Warrego, and other Poems' (Sydney, 1885).
All my life's short years had been stern and sterile --
I stood like one whom the blasts blow back --
As with shipmen whirled through the straits of Peril,
So fierce foes menaced my every track.
But I steeled my soul to a strong endeavour,
I bared my brow as the sharp strokes fell,
And I said to my heart -- "Hope on! Hope ever:
Have Courage -- Courage, and all is well."