The Hunter of the Black single work   poetry   "Softly footed as a myall, silently he walked,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1930 1930
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Wild Swan : Poems Mary Gilmore , Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1930 Z316372 1930 selected work poetry Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1930 pg. 40-41
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 51 no. 2640 17 September 1930 Z588195 1930 periodical issue 1930 pg. 2 Section: The Red Page
  • Appears in:
    y Freedom on the Wallaby : Poems of the Australian People Marjorie Pizer (editor), Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1953 Z58626 1953 anthology poetry Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1953 pg. 157
  • Appears in:
    y Mary Gilmore : A Tribute Barrie Ovenden (editor), Dymphna Cusack (editor), T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 Z81377 1965 selected work biography poetry Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 pg. 166
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 33-34
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 289-290
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 340-341

Works about this Work

Encounters with Stones George Main , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: PAN , no. 11 2014-2015; (p. 77-81)
'We've had a hilltop fenced, to exclude sheep. A stony rise peppered with ancient white box trees. Sturdy, gnarled branches hollowed by time, cherished by birds, possums, sheltering their young. The fencer lives nearby, on a farm called Heaven. These paddocks, fertile slopes of productive red clay, north of the Murrumbidgee River in southern New South Wales, are heavenly. Such gentle terrain, waterholes on Pinchgut Creek, yellow box with monumental trunks, heartwood and bark and sap, lively records of so many seasons.' (Publication abstract)
Encounters with Stones George Main , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: PAN , no. 11 2014-2015; (p. 77-81)
'We've had a hilltop fenced, to exclude sheep. A stony rise peppered with ancient white box trees. Sturdy, gnarled branches hollowed by time, cherished by birds, possums, sheltering their young. The fencer lives nearby, on a farm called Heaven. These paddocks, fertile slopes of productive red clay, north of the Murrumbidgee River in southern New South Wales, are heavenly. Such gentle terrain, waterholes on Pinchgut Creek, yellow box with monumental trunks, heartwood and bark and sap, lively records of so many seasons.' (Publication abstract)
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