y Australian Bush Songs and Ballads anthology   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1944 1944
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  • Dedication: 'To Jack Moses, author of 'Nine Miles from Gundagai', who is the oldest bush poet and philosopher in Australia, 84 years of age, and still in active business and literary work'.


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Frank Johnson , 1944 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Song of Lighti"There have plenty songs been written,", John Barr , 1904 single work poetry (p. 11)
The Sentryi"I'll be back some time in Australia, Sally", John Barr , 1944 single work poetry war literature (p. 11-12)
Jim's Whipi"Yes! there it hangs upon the wall", Barcroft Boake , 1892 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Note: With first line: 'There it hangs upon the wall,'
Ike Has Settled Downi"He freighted stores from Eden and carried outward trade", E. J. Brady , 1944 single work poetry (p. 13-15)
Short-Cut Charliei"In those arid Western spaces where complaining camels bear", E. J. Brady , 1944 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
The Fox on the Hilli"The sign of the 'Fox' was on Prospect Hill", E. J. Brady , 1944 single work poetry (p. 16-18)
Buffalo Creeki"A timid child with heart oppressed", J. Le Gay Brereton , 1913-1918 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Note: With first line: 'A timid child by heart oppressed'
Billy's Swagi"It was just before the diggers made a rush for Lie-an'-Rot,", J. Le Gay Brereton , 1944 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
When Uncle Breaks the Colti"We are busy gettin' saplin's and we're mendin' up the yard;", Chiniquy , 1944 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
A-Rovingi"When the sap runs up the tree,", Victor J. Daley , 1892 single work poetry Verselets : 3 : A Song of Roving A Song of Roving (p. 21-22)
The Woods of Dandenongi"High, clear and high, the soaring skylark sings", Victor J. Daley , 1899 single work poetry A1! (p. 22)
Daydreamersi"The possum lies curled", Norma L. Davis , 1941 single work poetry (p. 23)
Bush Pageanti"There was a witchery that never waned,", Norma L. Davis , 1942 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Wild Swansi"We are the wild swans, aeons old:", Norma L. Davis , 1944 single work poetry (p. 25-26)
The Horses of the Windi"When the horse is bestridden no longer,", Dulcie Deamer , 1931 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Women of the Westi"They left the vine-wreathed cottage and the mansion on the hill,", George Essex Evans , 1901 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Where the Pelican Buildsi"The horses were ready, the rails were down,", Mary Hannay Foott , 1881 single work poetry Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest (p. 28-29)
A Dedicationi"They are rhymes rudely strung with intent less", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1870-1897 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Note: With first line: 'There are rhymes rudely strung with intent less,
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. 30-33)
My Mate Billi"That's his saddle across the tie-beam, an' them's his spurs up there", Ironbark , 1893 single work poetry (p. 33-34)
Note: Published acknowledging G. Herbert Gibson as author. First line: 'That's his saddle across the tie-beam and them's his spurs up there,'

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Last amended 3 Dec 2009
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