Edward Harrington Poems
- The Bush Rangers Four horseman rode out from the heart of the...
- Lone Pine Lone Pine! Lone Pine! Our hearts are numbly ...
- There’s Only The Two Of Us Her... I camped one night in an ...
- The Dead Come Home: Excerpt 'We answered to the call to arms,...
- The Swagless Swaggie This happened many years ago Before the...
- Morgan When Morgan crossed the Murray to Peechelba and ...
- The Kerrigan Boys By jove it’s hot on the track today, my ...
Edward Phillip Harrington was an Australian poet and short story writer, the last of the bush balladists.
Edward "Ted" Harrington was born to Phillip Henry and Margaret nee O'Brien on the 28th September 1895. His early youth was spent in the Shepparton area where his father worked a small wheat growing property at Pine Lodge Creek.
It was here that his sister, Mrs Reilly, recalls Ted composing his first poem at the age of nine as part of a competition between the two siblings to see who could write the most impressive verse. His sister recalled that Ted immediately set to work and produced a five stanza poem which "...was a much ... more »
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The Bush Rangers
Four horseman rode out from the heart of the range,
Four horseman with aspects forbidding and strange.
They were booted and spurred, they were armed to the teeth,
And they frowned as they looked at the valley beneath,
As forward they rode through the rocks and the fern -
Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steve Hart and Joe Byrne.
Ned Kelly drew rein and he shaded his eyes -
'The town's at our mercy! See yonder it lies!
To hell with the troopers!' - he shook his clenched fist -
'We will shoot them like dogs if they dare to resist!'
And all of them nodded, grim-visaged and ...