y Clancy of the Overflow single work   poetry   "I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better"
Alternative title: The Bushman in the City
  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1889 1889
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Notes

  • The character 'Clancy of the Overflow' is referenced in Cullas Adore's 'The Western Overland'.
  • Published in numerous regional and rural newspapers with the title 'The Bushman in the City'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 10 no. 514 21 December 1889 periodical issue (in version: : , 1889) pg. 17
  • Appears in:
    y A Golden Shanty : Australian Stories and Sketches in Prose and Verse Sydney : Bulletin , 1890 anthology poetry short story prose (in version: Sydney : Bulletin , 1890) pg. 170-172
  • Appears in:
    y Williamstown Chronicle 15 July 1893 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1893) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Prahran and St Kilda Chronicle 12 August 1893 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1893) pg. 2
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Coburg Leader 21 October 1893 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1893) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Ovens and Murray Advertiser 16 December 1893 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1893) pg. 3
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Independent 24 February 1894 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1894) pg. 1
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City.'
  • Appears in:
    y The Record 5 May 1894 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1894) pg. 3
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y North Melbourne Gazette 16 November 1894 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1894) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Coburg Leader 17 November 1894 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1894) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Prahran Telegraph 21 February 1894 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1894) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895 selected work poetry (in version: Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895) pg. 20-22
  • Appears in:
    y North Melbourne Gazette 22 November 1895 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1895) pg. 3
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express 14 November 1902 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1902) pg. 1 Section: Supplement
    Note: With title 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Mercury and Weekly Courier 29 August 1902 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1902) pg. 3
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Mornington Standard 15 November 1902 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1902) pg. 1 Section: Supplement
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Yackandandah Times 13 November 1902 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1902) pg. 1 Section: Supplement
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal 27 February 1904 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1904) pg. 5
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Manning River Times 5 March 1904 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1904) pg. 2
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Inverell Times 13 February 1904 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1904) pg. 6
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Evelyn Observer 8 January 1904 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1904) pg. 6
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Muswellbrook Chronicle 13 February 1904 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1904) pg. 4
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 anthology poetry A selection of published and previously unpublished verse 'representative of the best short poems written by Australians or inspired by Australian scenery and conditions of life, - "Australian" in this connection being used to include New Zealand.' (Introduction, p. vii) (in version: Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907) pg. 168-170
  • Appears in:
    y The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909 anthology poetry humour (in version: Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909) pg. 180-182
  • Appears in:
    y Brighton Southern Cross 4 December 1909 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1909) pg. 3
    Note: With title: 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y Brighton Southern Cross 12 February 1910 newspaper issue (in version: : , 1910) pg. 9
    Note: As 'The Bushman in the City'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse (in version: London : Oxford University Press , 1924) pg. 84-86
  • Appears in:
    y Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 anthology poetry (in version: Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925) pg. 177-179
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract (in version: Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929) pg. 113-116
    Note: Illustration by John Rowell.
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 51 no. 2607 29 January 1930 periodical issue (in version: : , 1930) pg. 52
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract (in version: Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940) pg. 108-110
  • Appears in:
    y New Song in an Old Land Rex Ingamells (editor), London : Longmans, Green , 1943 anthology poetry (in version: London : Longmans, Green , 1943) pg. 53-54
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse (in version: Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1945) pg. 73-75
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australian and New Zealand Verse (in version: Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1950) pg. 54-56
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 anthology poetry (in version: Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952) pg. 292
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 anthology poetry humour (in version: Adelaide : Rigby , 1963) pg. 85-86
  • Appears in:
    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 anthology poetry (in version: Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964) pg. 108-109
  • Appears in:
    y Silence into Song : An Anthology of Australian Verse Clifford O'Brien , Adelaide : Rigby , 1968 anthology poetry extract (in version: Adelaide : Rigby , 1968) pg. 51-52
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Kaleidoscope Barbara Ker Wilson (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1968 anthology prose poetry young adult (in version: Sydney : Collins , 1968) pg. 82-83
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 anthology (in version: Adelaide : Rigby , 1976) pg. 74-75
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 101 no. 5196 29 January 1980 periodical issue (in version: : , 1980) pg. 246-247
  • Appears in:
    y The Collected Verse of A. B. Paterson : Containing 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Rio Grande' and 'Saltbush Bill, J. P.' A. B. Paterson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1921 collected work poetry (in version: Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982) pg. 10-11
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 anthology poetry (in version: Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982) pg. 248
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Paul Rigby , 1982 .
      Extent: 49p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1984
      Note/s:
      • Includes introductory notes titled 'Looking for Clancy'.
      ISBN: 0727017039
  • Appears in:
    y Singer of the Bush, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson : Complete Works 1885-1900 A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 collected work short story poetry drama biography humour satire (in version: Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983) pg. 105
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 anthology poetry biography (in version: Melbourne : Nelson , 1984) pg. 47-48
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) (in version: Richmond : Heinemann , 1984) pg. 37-38
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 anthology poetry short story (in version: Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985) pg. 269-270
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Brookvale : Child and Associates , 1987 anthology poetry extract (in version: Brookvale : Child and Associates , 1987) pg. 14-16
  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson's Poems of the Bush A. B. Paterson , Knoxfield : J. M. Dent , 1987 selected work poetry (in version: Knoxfield : J. M. Dent , 1987) pg. 48
  • Appears in:
    y The Bushwackers Australian Song Book Jan Wositzky (editor), Dobe Newton (editor), South Yarra : , 1988 anthology poetry short story extract humour (in version: South Yarra : , 1988) pg. 70-71
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) (in version: Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988) pg. 37-38
  • Appears in:
    y A Collection of Australian Bush Verse Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 anthology poetry (in version: Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989) pg. 12
  • Appears in:
    y The Banjo's Best-Loved Poems : Chosen by his Grand-Daughters A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 selected work poetry (in version: Willoughby : Weldon Publishing , 1989) pg. 21-23
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin 26 December-2 January (1989-1990) 1989 periodical issue (in version: : , 1989) pg. 57
  • Appears in:
    y A Vision Splendid : The Complete Poetry of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson A. B. Paterson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 selected work poetry drama satire humour (in version: North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990) pg. 9
  • Appears in:
    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel (in version: South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990) pg. 260-261
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 anthology poetry humour (in version: North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991) pg. 41-42
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems : A. B. Paterson A. B. Paterson , Les Murray , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 selected work poetry humour satire (in version: Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992) pg. 6-7
  • Appears in:
    y A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson : Bush Ballads, Poems, Stories and Journalism A. B. Paterson , Clement Semmler (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 selected work short story poetry extract criticism prose biography humour war literature (in version: St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992) pg. 5-6
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: D. J. Harwood and Associates , 1992 .
      Extent: 1 folded leafp.
      Limited edition info: Limited ed. of 25 numbered copies.
      Note/s:
      • Concertina book with jarrah wood covers. Materials: paper parchtone, printers ink, swiss w/colour pencil schlag leaf and Indian ink.
      • Calligraphey, design, illustration Dave Wood
      ISBN: 0646102427
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] Elizabeth Webby (editor), Philip Butterss (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 anthology poetry humour satire (in version: Ringwood : Penguin , 1993) pg. 217-218
  • Appears in:
    y The Romance of the Stockman : The Lore, Legend and Literature of Australia's Outback Heroes Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993 anthology prose poetry extract biography (in version: Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993) pg. 226-227
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature Michael Ackland (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography humour satire crime (in version: Ringwood : Penguin , 1993) pg. 261-262
  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson , Richard Hall , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography war literature humour satire (in version: St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993) pg. 46-48
  • Appears in:
    y The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson , Clement Semmler (editor), South Yarra : Viking O'Neil , 1992 collected work poetry satire humour (in version: Ringwood : Penguin , 1993) pg. 23-24
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 anthology poetry biography (in version: Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996) pg. 47-48
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 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. (in version: Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998) pg. 317-318
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 11 January 2001 newspaper issue (in version: : , 2001) pg. 3 Section: Summer Metropolitan
  • Appears in:
    y Classic Australian Verse Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 anthology poetry (in version: Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001) pg. 50-52
  • Appears in:
    y The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia Colleen Burke (editor), Vincent Woods (editor), Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 2001 anthology poetry (in version: Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 2001) pg. 117
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 2002 .
      Extent: 49p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes introductory notes titled 'Looking for Clancy'.
      ISBN: 1863025774
  • Appears in:
    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 anthology poetry (in version: Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004) pg. 38-39
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : , 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    (in version: Sydney : , 2004-)
  • Appears in:
    y The Bush Poems of A. B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson , Jack Thompson , Coogee : FinePoets , 2008 selected work poetry (in version: Coogee : FinePoets , 2008)
  • Appears in:
    y Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008 Martin Langford (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'From colonial origins to vibrant metropolis, Sydney has been portrayed with great liveliness and precision by its poets. This anthology's range extends from the foot of the Blue Mountains through the suburban heartlands to the harbour and the beach, incorporating numerous - and often conflicting - interpretations and images of the city. This is the first collection of Sydney-specific poems for twenty years. It includes such classics as Slessor's "Five Bells" and favourites like "Clancy of the Overflow" as well as a generous selection of very contemporary work and older verse tracing back to the town's verse.' (Publisher's blurb) (in version: Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009) pg. 33-34
  • Appears in:
    y Symphony of Australia Gavin Lockley (composer), Gavin Lockley , Sydney : ABC Books , 2009 anthology poetry (in version: Sydney : ABC Books , 2009)
  • Appears in:
    y Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda Derek Parker , Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009 single work biography ' A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson was not simply the author of the words of Waltzing Matilda, Australia's unofficial national anthem, and many other classic ballads such as The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow. Though it is now almost forgotten, he was a first-rate war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. His dispatches from the Boer War are as vivid and exciting to read today as when they were frantically scribbled under the guns of Boer sharp-shooters, and delivered on daring rides from the front to the nearest telephone office. He was a friend of 'Breaker' Morant, whose notorious trial and execution was one of the sensations of that war. He was also an expert horseman, a man who knew everything there was to be known about horses and horse-racing, winning prizes at polo matches and race meetings. Returning from South Africa, The Banjo (as he always signed himself) worked for Sydney newspapers, and travelled to China and England (where he stayed with his friend, the poet Rudyard Kipling), and for a while led a relatively sedentary life as editor of the Sydney Evening News. At the outbreak of World War One, he failed to get accreditation as a war correspondent, and served as an ambulance driver in France, and finally to Egypt where he headed a team of rough-riders and trained horses. Major Paterson came back to Sydney to edit The Sportsman and the earliest collection of traditional bush songs, and to become a popular and well-known broadcaster in the early days of radio. By the time he died everyone in Australia knew the verses of Waltzing Matilda but scarcely anyone could have told you they had been written by 'Banjo' Paterson as he had sold the copyright outright for five pounds!' Source: Dust jacket. (in version: Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009) pg. 186-189
  • Appears in:
    y 60 Classic Australian Poems for Children Chris Cheng (editor), Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009 anthology poetry children's

    'The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!

    'No matter if we grew up reciting these classic poems at school, quote from them on important occasions or are meeting them for the first time, there is no doubt that these classic poems embody what it is to be Australian.' (From the publisher's website.)

    (in version: Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009)
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 12 units) (in version: Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009) pg. 373
  • Appears in:
    y Jack Thompson: Live at the Gearin Hotel Jack Thompson , Coogee : FinePoets , 2011 anthology poetry (in version: Coogee : FinePoets , 2011)
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) (in version: Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011) pg. 96-97
  • Appears in:
    y The Man from Snowy River and Other Poems A. B. Paterson , Sydney : W. H. Honey , selected work poetry (in version: Sydney : W. H. Honey , ) pg. 9-11

Works about this Work

y The Bush Legend Roger Osborne , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2011 single work criticism 'Since the nineteenth century, the legend of 'The Bush' has provided a powerful set of ideas, values and associations that continue to influence the way Australians think and talk about each other. The legend was promoted by a number of writers, historians and critics known as the radical nationalists. This group included Vance Palmer, Brian Fitzpatrick, Russel Ward and A. A. Phillips.These writers argue that bush life is central to the attitudes, values and traditions that many people regard as 'Australian' and that these qualities derive from the experience of nomadic bush workers such as shearers, swagmen and drovers. The images, ideas and arguments that you encounter in this Trail will help you to better understand the origins of this legend and the reasons why the legend continues to be a powerful force in the way Australians construct their identity. But in the selection of texts and audio-visual resources you will also encounter challenges to a dominant white male perpspective. The legend of the Bush is a complex idea that deserves close attention.'
(Source: Compiler's abstract)
Life and Love and ‘Lasca’ Peter Kirkpatrick , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Studies in English , vol. 36 no. 2010; (p. 127-149)
'A century ago Frank Desprez's literary ballad 'Lasca' was famous across America and the British Empire, but has fallen into obscurity since the demise of recitation as a popular practice, and no standard text is currently available. As well as providing an accurate text of the poem from its original source, this essay gives an account of its history, influences, and textual transformations, and considers its appropriation within the genre of cowboy poetry, which has parallels with the Australian bush ballad. The essay concludes with an account of 'Lasca's' reception in Australia and its likely influence on A.B. Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow.' (Author's abstract)
I Had Written Him a Letter Nicholas Jose , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Autumn no. 23 2009; (p. 83-87)
The Outback Pablo Armellino , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ob-Scene Spaces in Australian Narrative : An Account of the Socio-Topographic Construction of Space in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 57-188)
Ballads. Prelude to Literature Ballads in Australian Literature Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Yarning with Clancy i "I was riding the National Trail,", Muriel Courtenay , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 181 2005; (p. 94)
y 'Clancy' and 'The Man from Snowy River' : Who Were They? : Definitive Traces after a Century Richard Magoffin , Kyuna : Kyuna Expo Publishers , 2000 single work criticism
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 9)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report of correspondence to the column from Antoni Jach who wrote of his great grandfather's poetic response to A. B. Paterson's 'Clancy of the Overflow'.
I Had Written Him a Letter Nicholas Jose , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Autumn no. 23 2009; (p. 83-87)
Ballads. Prelude to Literature Ballads in Australian Literature Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
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