George Essex Evans

(18 June 1863 – 10 November 1909 / London, England)

George Essex Evans Poems

41. Riches 4/13/2010
42. Seddon 4/13/2010
43. The Average Man 4/13/2010
44. The Plains 4/13/2010
45. On The Plains 1/1/2004
46. John Farrell 4/13/2010
47. Kara 4/13/2010
48. A Drought Idyll 4/13/2010
49. At The Base Hospital 4/13/2010
50. A Nocturne 1/4/2003
51. A Federal Song 4/13/2010
52. Failure 4/13/2010
53. The Secret Key 4/13/2010
54. Lux In Tenebris 4/13/2010
55. Australia 4/13/2010
56. Cymru 4/13/2010
57. An Australian Symphony 1/4/2003
58. Eland’s River 4/13/2010
59. By The Sea 4/13/2010
60. The Women Of The West 1/4/2003
61. A Pastoral 1/4/2003
62. The Nation Builders 4/13/2010

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  • Sid Barker (12/31/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    The South Australian Register for 13 July 1897 gives details of a Jubilee song by George Essex Evans Victoria, Empress of the Free with music by George Christian Neech. I have failed to find any further reference to it and cannot trace the music. Can anybody help?

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Best Poem of George Essex Evans

The Nation Builders

A handful of workers seeking the star of a strong intent -
A handful of heroes scattered to conquer a continent -
Thirst, and fever, and famine, drought, and ruin, and flood,
And the bones that bleach on the sandhill, and the spears that redden with blood;
And the pitiless might of the molten skies, at noon, on the sun-cracked plain,
And the walls of the northern jungles, shall front them ever in vain,
Till the land that lies like a giant asleep shall wake to the victory won,
And the hearts of the Nation Builders shall know that the work is done.

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A Pastoral

Nature feels the touch of noon;
   Not a rustle stirs the grass;
Not a shadow flecks the sky,
Save the brown hawk hovering nigh;
   Not a ripple dims the glass
   Of the wide lagoon.

Darkly, like an armed host
   Seen afar against the blue,

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