Billy Bamboo single work   poetry   "This wild cherry tree makes a good shade."
Note: Related by Billy Bamboo; rewritten into verse by Roland Robinson.
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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  • Appears in:
    y Altjeringa and Other Aboriginal Poems Roland Robinson , Sydney : Reed , 1970 Z424944 1970 selected work poetry Sydney : Reed , 1970 pg. 26-27
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    y Prairie Schooner vol. 62 no. 4 Winter 1988-1989 Z662766 1988-1989 periodical issue 1988-1989 pg. 18-19
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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. 33-34
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    y The Nearest the White Man Gets : Aboriginal Narratives and Poems of New South Wales Roland Robinson , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1989 Z98434 1989 anthology short story poetry prose Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1989 pg. 23-24
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    y Fivefathers : Five Australian Poets of the Pre-Academic Era Les Murray (editor), Manchester : Carcanet , 1994 Z276076 1994 anthology poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 1994 pg. 82-83
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 233
    Note: Related by Billy Bamboo, Wallaga Lake.
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    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 287-288
Last amended 11 May 2010
  • Wallaga Lake, Narooma - Bermagui area, Far South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales,
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