Henry Lawson, 1891
Harry Stephens, shearer, discovered lying on a sheet of bark by the Camboon-road, with his bluey wrapped around him, dead. Identified by a union "Loyalty ticket".
So the world of odds and evens
ceased to trouble Harry Stephens,
and the niggard road no longer echoes to his lonely tread.
For another bushman found him
with his 'bluey' wrapped around him,
sleeping like a bushman, only sleeping with the mighty dead.
And the shadows were upon him,
and they found a ticket on him
just a relic of a battle that was lately lost and won.
And it told the stray Camboonian
he'd been loyal to his union
(right or wrong) he had been loyal to the strike of '91'.