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Victor Daley was an Irishman who came to Australia as a young man. He wrote romantic verse and was referred to by Vivian Smith as, “one of the most attractive poets of the nineties in Australia” (Vivian Smith, ‘Poetry’, The…

This poem is an example of the satirical verses published by The Bulletin to ridicule the perceived “opportunistic and self-serving” collaborative association between former political opponents (aka ‘rivals’), Sir Henry Parkes, and Sir John…