At Allendale, Victoria, residents have been annoyed because the removal of a wall prevented tramps from camping in a shed on the recreation reserve. They have asked that the wall be rebuilt, and have organised a working bee to cut firewood for wayfarers.
Good for tbe men of Allendale! So do the beacons rise That guide men's feet along the way Beneath these darkening skies. Adversity in Allendale —- The quiet town of Allendale —- Has awakened men to look again Thro' altruism's eyes. The beacon lit in Allendale May yet glow far and wide; And quiet places of the land Become a nation's guide. And Charity from Allendale -— The gentle town of Allendale -— Spread yet afar where'er men are, Till no man be denied. When ease comes back to Allendale, And golden days return, Still may they cleave to those old truths That men in stress re-learn. When wealth comes back to Allendale -— To gentlemen of Allendale -— May wealth nor ease not harden these; Still may the beacon burn.
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