The Captain of the Push : A Sydney Ballad of the "Gory Bleeders" [1892] single work   poetry   humour   "As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush,"
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1892 1892
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Minor title variations appear in some texts
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Revision of 1986 version
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Original version titled 'The Bastard from the Bush' and first appeared in The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse
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    y The Bulletin vol. 12 no. 632 26 March 1892 Z623694 1892 periodical issue 1892 pg. 19
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    y Verses, Popular and Humorous Henry Lawson , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Australian Book Co. , 1900 Z822455 1900 selected work poetry Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Australian Book Co. , 1900 pg. 174-180
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    y Humorous Verses Henry Lawson , Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1924 Z215617 1924 selected work poetry humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1941 pg. 38-43
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    y The World of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Walter Stone (editor), Dee Why West : Hamlyn , 1974 Z385949 1974 selected work poetry short story humour satire Dee Why West : Hamlyn , 1974 pg. 113-115
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    y The Essential Henry Lawson : The Best Works of Australia's Greatest Writer Henry Lawson , Brian Kiernan (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 Z368836 1982 selected work poetry short story criticism biography South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 pg. 75-77
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    y A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 Z378657 1984 selected work poetry short story autobiography prose criticism drama biography Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 pg. 194-195
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    y Bugger the Music, Give us a Poem! Keith McKenry , Sydney : ABC Audio , 1998 Z1275972 1998 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Audio , 1998
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    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

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    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 332-334
    Note: With title: The Captain of The Push
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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. 131-132
    Note: With title: The Captain of The Push

Works about this Work

The Bastard from the Bush H. A. Lindsay , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Summer (1957-1958) vol. 2 no. 1 1957; (p. 65-67)
The Bastard from the Bush H. A. Lindsay , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Summer (1957-1958) vol. 2 no. 1 1957; (p. 65-67)
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Subjects:
  • Urban,
  • The Rocks, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
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