Letter Home (Mary Talbot) single work   poetry   "Most honoured Sir, since I was sentenced for"
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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Notes

  • Author's note: *Mary Talbot was an Irishwoman convicted for stealing, who was transported to Sydney without her children. She wrote her letter during her voyage in 1791, and died soon after arriving in Sydney.
  • Adapted by Albiston from a letter by Mary Talbot

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Botany Bay Document : A Poetic History of the Women of Botany Bay Jordie Albiston , Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 1996 Z199842 1996 selected work poetry Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 1996 pg. 13
  • Appears in:
    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 288-289
  • Appears in:
    y Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Kate Waterhouse (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1592305 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Motherlode portrays the story of children and mothers from the perspective of women and their social and emotional contexts.' (The editors) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 213
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    y Jordie Albiston Jordie Albiston , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009 Z1600062 2009 selected work autobiography poetry

    In this feature, Jordie Albiston talks about her writing with Anna Messariti and reads a selection of her poems. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

    Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/albiston.htm
    Sighted 19/06/2009

    Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
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