The Weather Prophet single work   poetry   humour   ""`Ow can it rain," the old man said, "with things the way they are?"
  • Author: A. B. Paterson
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson's Poems of the Bush A. B. Paterson , Knoxfield : J. M. Dent , 1987 Z502976 1987 selected work poetry Knoxfield : J. M. Dent , 1987 pg. 14
  • Appears in:
    y A Vision Splendid : The Complete Poetry of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson A. B. Paterson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z266275 1990 selected work poetry drama satire humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 224
  • Appears in:
    y The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson , Clement Semmler (editor), South Yarra : Viking O'Neil , 1992 Z506304 1992 collected work poetry satire humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 214
  • Appears in:
    y Little Book of Weather Michelle Mortimer , Joanna Karmel , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011 Z1765141 2011 anthology poetry

    'Little Book of Weather reflects Australians' fascination with the weather of their arid continent: those on the land watch for stormy skies promising to relieve the parched ground, or grieve the loss of the top soil to the wind; those in towns and cities wait for rain to fill up the water tanks and reservoirs. People appreciate the beauty of the snow, of mist in the morning or of light streaming through the clouds. The years come and go, often marked by events that become part of Australian folklore—the 1895 Federation drought, the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia, the 1990 floods in New South Wales and Queensland, the February 7 2009 Victorian bushfires.

    'The latest addition to the National Library of Australia's 'Little Books' series, Little Book of Weather features the work of some of Australia's much-loved poets, including Judith Wright, Les Murray, David Campbell, Mudrooroo, James McAuley, Banjo Paterson and Dorothea Mackellar, along with beautiful images from the Library's collection by Joseph Lycett, Edward Close, Ellis Rowan, Harold Cazneaux, Peter Dombrovskis, Olegas Truchanas, Katherine Nix and others.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011
    pg. 9
Last amended 5 May 2011
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