Lyrebirds single work   poetry   "Over the west side of this mountain,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1960 1960
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Bird Poems Judith Wright , Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1960 Z565805 1960 selected work poetry Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1960
  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 18 Winter-Spring 1960 Z589339 1960 periodical issue 1960 pg. 17
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    y Australian Letters vol. 3 no. 2 October 1960 Z591771 1960 periodical issue 1960 pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y Judith Wright : Selected Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z565587 1963 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 64
  • Appears in:
    y Birds : Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1962 Z565163 1962 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'The poems in Judith Wright's Birds volume have long been recognised as among the best-loved poems written in Australia. Many people have grown up with the beguiling rhythms of 'Black Cockatoos', or the jauntiness of 'The Wagtail'. Now, in this new edition, commemorating 25 years since the poems were last published as a single collection, these works appear with six additional poems and a personal introduction by the poet's daughter Meredith McKinney, for whom many of the poems were written. The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the National Library's Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, William T. Cooper and Betty Temple Watts. 'Birds' is both a celebration of Judith Wright (1915-2000) as writer and passionate environmentalist, and of the centrality of birds in the poet's imagination. ' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967
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    y Australian Kaleidoscope Barbara Ker Wilson (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1968 Z456759 1968 anthology prose poetry young adult Sydney : Collins , 1968 pg. 68-69
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    y Judith Wright : Collected Poems, 1942-1970 Judith Wright , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z563360 1971 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 pg. 178
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    y Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z501989 1994 selected work poetry war literature satire (taught in 8 units) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 176
  • Appears in:
    y Little Book of Birds Julie Stokes (editor), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1999 Z69397 1999 anthology poetry Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1999 pg. 18
  • Appears in:
    y Birds : Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1962 Z565163 1962 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'The poems in Judith Wright's Birds volume have long been recognised as among the best-loved poems written in Australia. Many people have grown up with the beguiling rhythms of 'Black Cockatoos', or the jauntiness of 'The Wagtail'. Now, in this new edition, commemorating 25 years since the poems were last published as a single collection, these works appear with six additional poems and a personal introduction by the poet's daughter Meredith McKinney, for whom many of the poems were written. The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the National Library's Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, William T. Cooper and Betty Temple Watts. 'Birds' is both a celebration of Judith Wright (1915-2000) as writer and passionate environmentalist, and of the centrality of birds in the poet's imagination. ' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2003
    pg. 54
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