Works in the Herald 1931
Here's to every Aussie fellow,
Who refused to show the yellow
When depression's clammy hand
Cast its shadow o'er the land.

Here's to them who never altered When the timid feared and faltered, But with dogged confidence Backed their nation's sound good sense.
Here's to them who, ne'er reviling, Took the knock and came up smiling - Battlers with their steadfast gaze Fixed ahead on better days.
Aussie cobbers, strong thro' striving, Chastened by ill-luck are thriving; Now that better days are near Here's a prosperous New Year!

Herald, 31 December 1931, p6

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