Bert finds a new role at the Leader, sketching the first sittings of the new Federal Parliament. I have a strong feeling this also is written by Bert. The style, the wit are very much like the material generated in Bendigo the prior two years. The author’s name “Verges” I can’t explain nor the line in the sketch “Marry Sir, Our Watch Tonight “(Much Ado) Any thoughts out there ?
Here is the full page on Trove – well worth a read. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196586467?searchTerm=In%20the%20political%20Conning-Tower
Here are some of the characters referenced in the column and Bert’s sketches.