I have absolutely no idea who "Brumby" was.
He first appeared in 1903 in the Perth Sunday Times and during 1904
he was a regular contributor to that paper's column, variously titled
"Rhymer's Refuge" or "The Rhymer" This column was edited by the
bastion of the "Times" and well known poetic identity "Dryblower" Murphy.
While some of Brumby's poetry definitely fits the "Bush Poetry" genre,
others are anything but; but then that was not uncommon for poets of
the era who's academic background would have been very steeped in
"British Classical Literature"
I have come across various references to yarns attributed to this
unidentified author, some of them extending into the 1930s.
Most of these references refer to stories of the Murchison and Western
Goldfields areas, Meekatharra being one of the most mentioned
If anyone can enlighten me as to just who he was I'd be delighted