The Drovers single work   poetry   "Over the plains of the whitening grass"
Issue Details: First known date: 1945 1945
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    y Jindyworobak Anthology, 1945 Gina Ballantyne (editor), 1945 Z802552 1945 periodical issue 1945 pg. 47
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    y Language of the Sand : Poems Roland Robinson , Sydney : Lyre Bird Writers , 1949 Z424206 1949 selected work poetry Sydney : Lyre Bird Writers , 1949 pg. 5
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    y Australian Poets Speak Colin Thiele (editor), Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 Z223492 1961 anthology poetry criticism Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 pg. 107
    Note: illus. of Roland Robinson accompanies the poem on pg 109
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    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 95
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 95
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    y Songs for All Seasons : 100 Poems for Young People Rosemary Dobson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z473676 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 3
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    y This Land : An Anthology of Australian Poetry for Young People M. M. Flynn (editor), J. Groom (editor), Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1968 Z1377506 1968 anthology poetry children's A collection of poems which cover a period of Australian history from the Dreamtime to World War Two. Poems about native animals and the Australian landscape and culture are also included. Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1968 pg. 108
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    y The Jindyworobaks Brian Elliott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 Z354916 1979 anthology poetry criticism extract St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 pg. 125-126
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    y Selected Poems Roland Robinson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z213418 1989 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 pg. 7
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    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 123
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    y Would I Might Find My Country and Other Poems Roland Robinson , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 Z1827192 2010 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 pg. 12
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 343
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