Jim said the following “piece of poetry’ was tacked to a tree after a bushman had removed an axe left sticking in a tree at Wyoming, near Gosford. It was an unwritten law of timber workers that an axe placed in a tree was never to be touched. In this case it was stolen and resulted in this curse.
Go chew your cud, you lump of mud,
Nonsense poetry and songs were part of popular entertainment in the pioneering days and this poem is typical of the genre.