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Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Conquesti"Phillip was a kindly, rational man:", Les Murray , 1971 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Child with a Cockatooi"Paid by my lord, one portrait, Lady Anne,", Rosemary Dobson , 1943-1949 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Untitledi"Cook was a captain of the Admiralty", Kenneth Slessor , 1931 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
Kangarooi"Kangaroo! Kangaroo!", Barron Field , 1819 single work poetry The Kangaroo (p. 6-7)
Lament for the Drowned Countryi"You hear them kids over there laugh this old woman?", Mary Durack , 1983 single work poetry (p. 14-17)
The Evening Star (from Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone)i"Up and up soars the Evening Star, hanging there in the sky", Wonguri-Mandjigai People , 1988 extract poetry Indigenous story (p. 17-18)
We Are Goingi"They came in to the little town", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1962 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Consultationi"Me, mate?", Kevin Gilbert , 1974 single work poetry (p. 19)
Wanna be Whitei"My man took off yesterday", Charmaine Papertalk-Green , 1986 single work poetry (p. 20)
Shellsi"Empty people", Selwyn Hughes , 1988 single work poetry (p. 20)
The Last of His Tribei"He crouches, and buries his face on his knees,", Henry Kendall , 1864 single work poetry (p. 26)
At Cooloolahi"The blue crane fishing in Cooloolah's twilight", Judith Wright , 1954 single work poetry At Lake Cooloolah At Cooloola (p. 27)
Brown, Black and Whitei"Observing that Kanakas pined", J. S. Manifold , 1983 single work poetry (p. 28)
At an Exhibition of Historical Paintings, Hobarti"The sadness in the human visage stares", Vivian Smith , 1965 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
From: The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"It is the season of the Long narrow city; it has crossed", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (p. 30)
Jim Jones at Botany Bayi"O listen for a moment, lads, and hear me tell my tale,", 1907 single work poetry Jim Jones (p. 35)
The Old Prisoni"The rows of cells are unroofed,", Judith Wright , 1949 single work poetry (p. 36)
Bullocky Billi"As I came down Talbingo Hill", 1957-1964 single work poetry humour (p. 37)
Harry Pearcei"I sat beside the red stock route", David Campbell , 1927-1942 single work poetry (p. 38)
The Shearer's Wifei"Before the glare o' dawn I rise", Louis Esson , 1918 single work poetry (p. 39)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1996 .
      Extent: 308p.
      Edition info: 2nd. ed.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Revised expanded edition with new and revised thematic sections, additional poetry, revised notes and additional indexes to facilitate comparison of authors.
      • Page numbers of poems differs from earlier edition. Additional poems only noted here.
      • Partial contents indexed. Remainder pending.
      ISBN: 0195537505

Works about this Work

Beyond Beaches, Bushes and Backwoods : Issues of National Identity and Representation in Modern Australian Poetry Kanwar Dinesh Singh , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 41-57)
In this essay, Singh discusses 'how Australian poets show a detour from the elaborate descriptions of the Australian landscape to its representation as a new nation with plurality of peoples and cultures - a multicultural nation..' (vi.)
Beyond the Canon: Preparing an Anthology of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , October no. 12 1989; (p. 23-31)
Verse to Inspire the Most Jaded Student Veronica Sen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 July 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Two Centuries of Australian Poetry 1988 anthology poetry criticism
Untitled Deborah McPherson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia 1989; (p. 31)

— Review of Two Centuries of Australian Poetry 1988 anthology poetry criticism
Verse to Inspire the Most Jaded Student Veronica Sen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 July 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Two Centuries of Australian Poetry 1988 anthology poetry criticism
Untitled Deborah McPherson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia 1989; (p. 31)

— Review of Two Centuries of Australian Poetry 1988 anthology poetry criticism
Beyond Beaches, Bushes and Backwoods : Issues of National Identity and Representation in Modern Australian Poetry Kanwar Dinesh Singh , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 41-57)
In this essay, Singh discusses 'how Australian poets show a detour from the elaborate descriptions of the Australian landscape to its representation as a new nation with plurality of peoples and cultures - a multicultural nation..' (vi.)
Beyond the Canon: Preparing an Anthology of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , October no. 12 1989; (p. 23-31)
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