The Old Viceroy single work   poetry   "Our gallant Governor has gone,"
Composed: Sydney, New South Wales,
Issue Details: First known date: 1824 1824
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Notes

  • Editor's note (the Colonist): It was the recollection of the vigorous administration of Governor Macquarie, contrasted with the inefficiency of that of his successor, Sir T. Brisbane, that occasioned the following production ['The Old Viceroy']; which, we have been informed, was intended to have been either said or sung at the colonial anniversary dinner of the 26th of January, 1824. Whether it was the production of the late Michael Robinson, poet laureat of New South Wales during the government of Major General Macquarie, who must naturally have bewailed the discontinuance of his honours and emoluments under the reign of that most unpoetical Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane, we cannot pretend to say. At all events its political feelings were somnewhat too strong for the anniversary dinner, and it was consequently neither said nor sung on the occasion. It can now be regarded merely as a good old colonial jeu d'esprit.

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First known date: 1824

Works about this Work

Original Poetry 1835 single work column
— Appears in: The Colonist , 5 February vol. 1 no. 6 1835; (p. 46)
An extended editorial note explaining the historical background to the poem 'The Old Viceroy'.
Original Poetry 1835 single work column
— Appears in: The Colonist , 5 February vol. 1 no. 6 1835; (p. 46)
An extended editorial note explaining the historical background to the poem 'The Old Viceroy'.
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