A Bush Christening single work   poetry   humour   "On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few"
Alternative title: The Christening of Maginnis Magee
  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1893 1893
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 13 no. 722 16 December 1893 Z615122 1893 periodical issue 1893 pg. 16
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    y The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895 Z122819 1895 selected work poetry Sydney London : Angus and Robertson Young J. Pentland , 1895 pg. 165-167
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    y The Bulletin vol. 80 no. 4150 26 August 1959 Z593805 1959 periodical issue 1959 pg. 56
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    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 105-106
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    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 Z185994 1921 collected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 83-84
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    y A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 Z363730 1982 anthology poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 pg. 252-254
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    y Singer of the Bush, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson : Complete Works 1885-1900 A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 Z499636 1983 collected work short story poetry drama biography humour satire Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 pg. 202-203
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    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 281-282
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    y A Collection of Australian Bush Verse Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 Z91384 1989 anthology poetry Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 pg. 58
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    y The Banjo's Best-Loved Poems : Chosen by his Grand-Daughters A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z571016 1985 selected work poetry Willoughby : Weldon Publishing , 1989 pg. 105-107
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    y The Book of Australian Ballads Melbourne : Macmillan , 1989 Z1188292 1989 anthology poetry children's A collection of favourite Australian ballads telling bushrangers, drought, the Wild Colonial Boy, and much more besides. South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1989 pg. 6-9
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    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. 66-67
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    y A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z61919 1991 anthology poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 49-50
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    y Selected Poems : A. B. Paterson A. B. Paterson , Les Murray , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z414462 1992 selected work poetry humour satire Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 48-49
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    y The Advertiser 27 January 1992 Z602853 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 25
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    y Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson , Richard Hall , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 Z467615 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography war literature humour satire St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 pg. 249-251
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    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. 163-165
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    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 21-22
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    y Classic Australian Verse Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 Z864790 2001 anthology poetry Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 pg. 168-170
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    y An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z985597 2002 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 pg. 17-18
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    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 27-28
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    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 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).

    Sydney : 2004-
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    y Symphony of Australia Gavin Lockley (composer), Gavin Lockley , Sydney : ABC Books , 2009 Z1635002 2009 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2009
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    y Banjo Paterson : The Man Who Wrote Waltzing Matilda Derek Parker , Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009 Z1647168 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. Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 2009 pg. 256-259
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    y 60 Classic Australian Poems for Children Chris Cheng (editor), Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009 Z1656747 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.)

    Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 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.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 102-104

Works about this Work

Furphy 3 - A Source for Banjo Paterson's `A Bush Christening' Lucy Sussex , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 25 1990; (p. 11-15)
By a Lonely Track : A Household Remembers Richard Magoffin , 1982 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Down Another Track 1982; (p. 28)
Magoffin relates how his ancestor, the first Australian Richard Magoffin, perished in a dust storm on 6 December 1885. The author restored the grave in 1981. The grave is near the remains of the old Welford Hotel, which local lore asserts provides the background for A. B. Paterson's 'Bush Christening'.
By a Lonely Track : A Household Remembers Richard Magoffin , 1982 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Down Another Track 1982; (p. 28)
Magoffin relates how his ancestor, the first Australian Richard Magoffin, perished in a dust storm on 6 December 1885. The author restored the grave in 1981. The grave is near the remains of the old Welford Hotel, which local lore asserts provides the background for A. B. Paterson's 'Bush Christening'.
Furphy 3 - A Source for Banjo Paterson's `A Bush Christening' Lucy Sussex , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 25 1990; (p. 11-15)
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