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Alternative title: The Day We Dyed Our Carpet Blue
Issue Details: First known date: 1952 1952
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
In some versions the poem is attributed to Ronald McCuaig, and in others to his writing name, 'Swilliam'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 73 no. 3773 4 June 1952 Z591303 1952 periodical issue 1952 pg. 12
  • Appears in:
    y The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1961 Z97550 1961 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1961 pg. 36 - 37 Section: Various Verse
    Note: Appears as 'The Day We Dyed Our Carpet Blue'
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse Bill Scott , Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 Z408517 1984 anthology poetry humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 pg. 43-44
    Note: With title: The Day We Dyed Our Carpet Blue.
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Ronald McCuaig , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z399909 1992 selected work poetry humour satire Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 112-113
    Note: With title: The Day We Dyed Our Carpet Blue.
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