Miss Martha Mildred Simpson was born on 3rd May 1869 in County Tyrone, Ireland.
In the year of 1883 she and her father emigrated to Australia, living in the Northern rivers area of New South Wales.
Martha began working with the Department of Public Instruction in 1886 and was later made head of the Kindergarten section of the Public School in Tamworth.
She later became a... more »
Oh, mighty conjuror, you raise
The ghost of my lost youth --
The happy, golden-tinted days
When earth her treasure-trove displays,
And everything is truth.
Your compeers may be sage and dry,
But in your page appears
A very fairyland, where I
Played 'neath a changeful Irish sky --
A sky of smiles and tears.
Dear native land! this little book
Brings back the varied charm
Of emerald hill and flashing brook,
Deep mountain glen and woodland nook,
And homely sheltered farm.
I see the hayrick where I sat