Alice Werner

(26 June 1859 - 9 June 1935 / Trieste)

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Alice Werner was a miscellaneous writer, poet and teacher of the Bantu language. She has lived in New Zealand, Mexico, America and throughout Europe. She was initially educated in Germany before moving to England.

After visiting Nyasaland in 1893 and Natal in 1894, her writings were focused on African themes.
In 1917 she became a part of the School of Oriental Studies, moving up ... more »

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Bannerman Of The Dandenong

I rode through the Bush in the burning noon,
   Over the hills to my bride, --
The track was rough and the way was long,
And Bannerman of the Dandenong,
   He rode along by my side.

A day's march off my Beautiful dwelt,
   By the Murray streams in the West; --
Lightly lilting a gay love-song
Rode Bannerman of the Dandenong,
   With a blood-red rose on his breast.

"Red, red rose of the Western streams"
   Was the song he sang that day --
Truest comrade in hour of ...

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