Note: Chosen by Walter Murdoch (t.p.)
Issue Details: First known date: 1918 1918
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Notes

  • Contents vary between editions.

    The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse was originally published in 1918, and republished in 1924, 1945, and 1950, each time with an adjustment of the contents. The edition available to read online from this record is the 1918 edition, and may not contain some of the poems included in later editions. Please check the contents list of each individual edition for specific poems.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1950 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From : 'Australasia'i"Celestial poesy! whose genial sway", William Charles Wentworth , 1907 extract poetry (p. 1-2)
Wordsi"Words are deeds. The words we hear", Charles Harpur , 1907 single work poetry (p. 2)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest (p. 3-4)
The Angel of Lifei"Life's Angel watched a happy child at play,", Richard Rowe , 1918 single work poetry (p. 6)
The Sick Stockrideri"Hold hard, Ned! lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1869 single work poetry The Sick Stock-Rider (p. 6-10)
By Wood and Woldi"Lightly the breath of the spring wind blows,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1867-1906 single work poetry Bush Delights (p. 11)
A Song of Autumni"Where shall we go for our garlands glad", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1870-1914 single work poetry (p. 12)
A Dedicationi"They are rhymes rudely strung with intent less", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1870-1897 single work poetry (p. 12-14)
The Last Leapi"All is over! fleet career,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1867-1909 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Dominioni"She is not yet; but he whose ear", J. Brunton Stephens , 1877 single work poetry (p. 16-18)
Bell-Birdsi"By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,", Henry Kendall , 1867 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
September in Australiai"Grey Winter hath gone, like a wearisome guest,", Henry Kendall , 1867 single work poetry (p. 19-21)
Orarai"The strong sob of the chafing stream", Henry Kendall , 1879 single work poetry (p. 21-24)
Moonii"Ah! to be by Mooni now,", Henry Kendall , 1875 single work poetry (p. 24-28)
Sonnets - Ad Inuptami"THY throne is ringed by amorous cavaliers,", Patrick Moloney , 1918-1950 extract poetry (p. 28-30)
Honouri"Me let the world disparage and despise-", Ada Cambridge , 1887 single work poetry (p. 31)
The Bushi"Give us from dawn to dark", James Lister Cuthbertson , 1914 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Wattle and Myrtlei"Gold of the tangled wilderness of wattle,", James Lister Cuthbertson , 1907 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Corona Inutilisi"I twined a wreath of heather white", James Lister Cuthbertson , 1918 single work poetry (p. 33)
The Symboli"Thus pass the glories of the world!", James Hebblethwaite , 1918 single work poetry (p. 33-34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Oxford University Press , 1918 .
      Extent: viii, 294p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: To Alfred Deakin, sagest of counsellors, soundest of critics, and kindest of friends, this book is offered in the hope that he will find on its pages nothing unworthy of the country he has loved so fervently and so faithfully served.
      • Includes index.
      • Works by NZ authors not indexed.
      .
      Link: Web resource Sighted:03/02/03
      Note/s:
      • Derived from the 1918 edition
Alternative title: A Book of Australasian Verse

Works about this Work

When the Last Leaf Falls Glen Phillips , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 151-165)
In this paper Glen Phillips shows 'how 221 years ago the British and European desire to create a new nation in Australia was partly motivated by a wish to escape the pollution and overcrowding of their nations' cities.' (p152)
The Kelpie's Back i "Of course it's not allowed, you're right", Geoff Page , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 155-156) Darker and Lighter 2001; (p. 52)
Once More Unto the Breach... Kelvin Lancaster , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 4 1951; (p. 223-226)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled A. Phillips , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 10 no. 3 1951; (p. 301, 303, 305, 307)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled John Bates , 1947 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 8 no. 2 1947; (p. 127-128)
Untitled F. W. W. Rhodes , 1947 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 8 no. 2 1947; (p. 128)
Untitled S. Musgrove , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1947; (p. 199-203)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry ; Poets of Australia : An Anthology of Australian Verse 1946 anthology poetry ; Modern Australian Poetry [1946] 1952 anthology poetry
Anthology Anatomised R. G. Howarth , 1946 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 190-192)
Untitled James Devaney , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 192-193)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled T. Inglis Moore , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 193-197)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled Kenneth Slessor , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 197-201)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Australian Literature Kenneth Slessor , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 1 1945; (p. 31-36) Critical Essays on Kenneth Slessor 1968; (p. 147-151)
Twelve Australian Books That Should Be in Every Home Charles R. Long , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 10 no. 1 1938; (p. 9)
The books on Long's list are 'selected mainly with an eye to their educational value'.
Editorial Notes Bernard O'Dowd , 1919 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , January vol. 3 no. 26 1919; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Selected Poems of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson 1918 selected work poetry
A Satchel of Books 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 October vol. 39 no. 2020 1918; (p. 26)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 23 October vol. 98 no. 2547 1918; (p. 2)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Editor's Notes 1917 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , September vol. 1 no. 10 1917; (p. 3-4)
Critical assessment of journals accompanies pre-publication anticipation of Murdoch's work and a meeting report of the Club.
Making an Anthology 1915 single work interview
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 15 March 1915; (p. 57)
Untitled S. Musgrove , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1947; (p. 199-203)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry ; Poets of Australia : An Anthology of Australian Verse 1946 anthology poetry ; Modern Australian Poetry [1946] 1952 anthology poetry
A Satchel of Books 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 October vol. 39 no. 2020 1918; (p. 26)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 23 October vol. 98 no. 2547 1918; (p. 2)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled James Devaney , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 192-193)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled T. Inglis Moore , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 193-197)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled Kenneth Slessor , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 197-201)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Once More Unto the Breach... Kelvin Lancaster , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 4 1951; (p. 223-226)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Untitled A. Phillips , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 10 no. 3 1951; (p. 301, 303, 305, 307)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry
Editor's Notes 1917 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , September vol. 1 no. 10 1917; (p. 3-4)
Critical assessment of journals accompanies pre-publication anticipation of Murdoch's work and a meeting report of the Club.
Editorial Notes Bernard O'Dowd , 1919 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , January vol. 3 no. 26 1919; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Selected Poems of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson 1918 selected work poetry
Twelve Australian Books That Should Be in Every Home Charles R. Long , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 10 no. 1 1938; (p. 9)
The books on Long's list are 'selected mainly with an eye to their educational value'.
When the Last Leaf Falls Glen Phillips , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 151-165)
In this paper Glen Phillips shows 'how 221 years ago the British and European desire to create a new nation in Australia was partly motivated by a wish to escape the pollution and overcrowding of their nations' cities.' (p152)
Anthology Anatomised R. G. Howarth , 1946 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 190-192)
Making an Anthology 1915 single work interview
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 15 March 1915; (p. 57)
Australian Literature Kenneth Slessor , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 1 1945; (p. 31-36) Critical Essays on Kenneth Slessor 1968; (p. 147-151)
Untitled John Bates , 1947 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 8 no. 2 1947; (p. 127-128)
Untitled F. W. W. Rhodes , 1947 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 8 no. 2 1947; (p. 128)
The Kelpie's Back i "Of course it's not allowed, you're right", Geoff Page , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 155-156) Darker and Lighter 2001; (p. 52)
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