y Australasia : A Poem Written for the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July, 1823 single work   poetry   "Land of my birth! tho' now, alas! no more"
Note: Beneath Wentworth's name, signed: An Australasian, Fellow-Commoner of Saint Peter's College.
Issue Details: First known date: 1823 1823
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Major General Macquarie, late Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of New South Wales and Its Dependencies [followed by a letter commencing 'My dear Sir...' (pp. 9-13)]
  • Epigraph: 'En unquam patrios longo post tempore fines, / Pauperis et tuguri congestum cespite culmen / Post aliquot mea regna videns mirabor aristas?'

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Australia - the Space that Is Not One : A Literary Approximation Gerhard Stilz , 2007 single work criticism
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'Some dozen years ago, I rented a caravan in Adelaide for our family. It has a solid, glittering roo-bar in front and a prison-like wire-grating on the windscreen, fragmenting our view of the wide landscape into little safe squares. When we picked up that impressive vehicle, the rental manager routinely cautioned us that we should by all means stay on sealed roads, and he asked, just to make sure, "Are you going anywhere north of Port Augusta?" - "Yes," we said, "we would like to travel up to Alice and the Red Centre." - "Stuart Highway," he said, "but watch out, there's everything different there, you can get lost in no time, and you never know..." - "Know what?" we were about to ask, but that seemed too much of a sophistry in exchange for the goodly advise given by this good man, who did not look like a philosopher . Though a philosopher of sorts he may have been, following the thought-lines laid out through centuries of coping with dark and ill-defined spaces.' (Author's abstract)
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— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 3 no. 2 1990; (p. 125-156)
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— Appears in: The Course of Empire : Neo-Classical Culture in New South Wales, 1788-1860 1986; (p. 120-153)
Wilderness and Garden Randolph Stow , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense of Place : Essays in Post-Colonial Literatures 1984; (p. 19-24)
Stow comments on the writing of William Charles Wentworth and the paintings of John Glover to suggest that they were, 'in their relation to the land, closer to the Aborigines than any of their vandalizing descendants' (24).
Charles Harpur for a New Generation Michael Ackland , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 65-71)
An Outline of Australian Literature : The Beginnings : 1795-1845 H. M. Green , 1930 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: An Outline of Australian Literature 1930; (p. 17-23)
Introduction to The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens , 1909 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse 1909; (p. xvii-xxviii)
Untitled 1824 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser , 1 April vol. 22 no. 1065 1824;

— Review of Australasia : A Poem Written for the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July, 1823 William Charles Wentworth 1823 single work poetry
Untitled 1824 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser , 1 April vol. 22 no. 1065 1824;

— Review of Australasia : A Poem Written for the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July, 1823 William Charles Wentworth 1823 single work poetry
Introduction to The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens , 1909 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse 1909; (p. xvii-xxviii)
Wilderness and Garden Randolph Stow , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense of Place : Essays in Post-Colonial Literatures 1984; (p. 19-24)
Stow comments on the writing of William Charles Wentworth and the paintings of John Glover to suggest that they were, 'in their relation to the land, closer to the Aborigines than any of their vandalizing descendants' (24).
Australia - the Space that Is Not One : A Literary Approximation Gerhard Stilz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 27-43)
'Some dozen years ago, I rented a caravan in Adelaide for our family. It has a solid, glittering roo-bar in front and a prison-like wire-grating on the windscreen, fragmenting our view of the wide landscape into little safe squares. When we picked up that impressive vehicle, the rental manager routinely cautioned us that we should by all means stay on sealed roads, and he asked, just to make sure, "Are you going anywhere north of Port Augusta?" - "Yes," we said, "we would like to travel up to Alice and the Red Centre." - "Stuart Highway," he said, "but watch out, there's everything different there, you can get lost in no time, and you never know..." - "Know what?" we were about to ask, but that seemed too much of a sophistry in exchange for the goodly advise given by this good man, who did not look like a philosopher . Though a philosopher of sorts he may have been, following the thought-lines laid out through centuries of coping with dark and ill-defined spaces.' (Author's abstract)
Problems of Reading the Australian Colonial: Representations of Land, Woman and Aboriginal in Australian Poetry Barbara Holloway , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 3 no. 2 1990; (p. 125-156)
Charles Harpur for a New Generation Michael Ackland , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 65-71)
An Outline of Australian Literature : The Beginnings : 1795-1845 H. M. Green , 1930 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: An Outline of Australian Literature 1930; (p. 17-23)
The Rising Glory of Australia : Literary Nationalism and the Epic Poem Robert Dixon , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Course of Empire : Neo-Classical Culture in New South Wales, 1788-1860 1986; (p. 120-153)
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  • Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Hawkesbury area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Parramatta area, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Bathurst area, Bathurst - Orange area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
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