Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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Notes

  • Subtitle: Volume 1, Beginnings - 1930s
  • 'This collection takes its title from Dorothea Mackellar's poem, 'My Country' and commemorates the centenary of her birth' (Editor's note, verso of half-title page).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Wonguri - Mandjigai Song : Song Cycle of the Moon-Bonei"The people are making a camp of branches in that country at Arnhem Bay:", Wonguri-Mandjigai People , 1948 sequence poetry Indigenous story Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone (p. 1-6)
Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim, Matthew Flinders , 1973 single work prose autobiography (p. 7-13)
Botany Bayi"Farewell to old England for ever,", 1885 single work poetry Botany Bay I (p. 14)
Sydney in 1822i"Lo! thickly planted o'er the glassy bay,", William Charles Wentworth , 1888 extract poetry Untitled (p. 15-16)
Sonnet : On the Conflagration of the Forest Around Sydney November 25th, 1826i"Fearful I stood on the moss-covered rock", John Dunmore Lang , 1970 single work poetry (p. 17)
Colonial Nomenclaturei"'Twas said of Greece two thousand years ago,", John Dunmore Lang , 1953 extract poetry (p. 18)
D'Entrecasteaux' Channel, Van Dieman's Landi"See! D'Entrecasteaux' Channel opens fair,", John Dunmore Lang , 1823 single work poetry (p. 19)
The Convict's Arrivali"I am a native of the land of Erin, and lately banished from that lovely shore;", Francis MacNamara , 1899 single work poetry Moreton Bay (p. 20-21)
Note: With title: A Convict's Lament on the Death of Captain Logan. Attributed to 'Anonymous'.
Brave Donahuei"A life that is free as the bandits' of old,", 1957-1964 single work poetry (p. 22)
The Countryi"Happy the man from business free,", William Woolls , 1970 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
Note: Epigraph: Beatus ille qui procul negotiis
Solitudei"Where the mocking lyre-bird calls", A Wanderer , 1885 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
My Native Landi"The moonlight of a milder clime", Henry Parkes , 1841 single work poetry
'His love for England' (Webby for the poem in Australasian Chronicle)
(p. 27)
The Old Bullock Drayi"Oh! the shearing is all over, and the wool is coming down,", 1894 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Old Bark Huti"Oh, my name is Bob the swagman, and I'll have you understand", Anonymous , 1888 single work poetry (p. 30-32)
Amans Amarei"A cottage small be mine, with porch", Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1895 single work poetry (p. 33)
The Ghost upon the Rail, John Lang , 1853 single work short story crime
The tale of Fisher's Ghost's originally from John Lang's Botany Bay, or, True Stories of the Early Days of Australia . Penrith, NSW, was the scene of Edward Smith's murder of his neighbouring farmer John Fisher, both of them ex-convicts. Smith's plan is foiled by suspicions aroused by Fisher's apparition, the skills of a black tracker, and the sagacious magistrate, Mr Cox. Smith is hanged. (PB)
Fisher's Ghost
(p. 34-50)
The Master and His Man, John Lang , 1859 single work short story (p. 51-57)
Memoryi"As a Hen fears for her chickens, when the shadow", James L. Michael , 1859 single work poetry (p. 58)
Sonnet on the Political and Moral Condition of Australia in 1845i"My Country, I am sore at heart for thee!", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry
'Dedicated to Governor Gipps, in support of his opposition to the squatters.' (Webby)
Sonnet Dedicated to Sir George Gipps
(p. 59)
Note: With title: Sonnet Dedicated to Sir George Gipps
Dawn and Sunrise in the Snowy Mountainsi"A few thin strips of fleecy clouds lie long", Charles Harpur , 1984 single work poetry (p. 60)
* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Tomb of Lt. John Learmonth, AIFi"This is not sorrow, this is work : I build", J. S. Manifold , 1945 single work poetry war literature (p. 51-52)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry (p. 69-70)
Note: With title: A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 1985 .
      Extent: xiv, 626p.p.
      Description: illus., col. plates.
      Note/s:
      • Plates are reproductions of works by well-known Australian painters. Includes indexes.
      • Accompanied by cassette of Dorothea Mackellar reading 'My Country'.
      ISBN: 0701819251

Works about this Work

Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
Our Country, Too Vivian Smith , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 29 no. 12 1985; (p. 80-81)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Anthology Flawed by its Neglect of Young Nancy Keesing , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November 1985; (p. 46)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Cosy Nostalgia - and Great for the Coffee Table John Colmer , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November-1 December 1985; (p. 15)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Kramer's Loving Celebration of Our Literary Traditions Clement Semmler , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 October vol. 108 no. 5491 1985; (p. 82-83)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Our Country, Too Vivian Smith , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 29 no. 12 1985; (p. 80-81)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Anthology Flawed by its Neglect of Young Nancy Keesing , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November 1985; (p. 46)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Cosy Nostalgia - and Great for the Coffee Table John Colmer , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November-1 December 1985; (p. 15)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Kramer's Loving Celebration of Our Literary Traditions Clement Semmler , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 October vol. 108 no. 5491 1985; (p. 82-83)

— Review of My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985 anthology poetry short story
Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
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