The Barrington Prologue single work   poetry   "From distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1801 1801
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Notes

  • Satirical poem ostensibly written by George Barrington and claimed to have been spoken by him at the opening of the convict-run Sydney Theatre in 1796. The actual author of the verses was subsequently proven to be a literary gentleman in the city of Leicester, Henry Carter.

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Alternative title: Botany Bay Theatrical. Prologue, Spoken on Opening the Theatre at Sydney, Botany Bay
Alternative title: Prologue, Spoken by George Barrington
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Variant title appears in The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads

Works about this Work

The Barrington Prologue Robert Jordan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 31 no. 1 2007; (p. 39-57)
The article provides a bibliographic analysis of the 'Barrington Prologue' up to 1805, one of the most famous poems to have been generated by the early settlement of Australia. It identifies the first two printings of the poem, traces its further publication history, and includes notes on authorship and commentary on the text.
Our Early Drama 1931 single work essay
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 19 September 1931; (p. 12)
The author discusses some of the early drama written, set, or performed in Australia.
The 'Barrington' Prologue A. W. Jose , 1927 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , vol. 13 no. 1927; (p. 292-294)
Our Early Drama 1931 single work essay
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 19 September 1931; (p. 12)
The author discusses some of the early drama written, set, or performed in Australia.
The Barrington Prologue Robert Jordan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 31 no. 1 2007; (p. 39-57)
The article provides a bibliographic analysis of the 'Barrington Prologue' up to 1805, one of the most famous poems to have been generated by the early settlement of Australia. It identifies the first two printings of the poem, traces its further publication history, and includes notes on authorship and commentary on the text.
The 'Barrington' Prologue A. W. Jose , 1927 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , vol. 13 no. 1927; (p. 292-294)
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