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  • Author: David Campbell http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/campbell-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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Fats i "If ridden through enough, a man on horseback", David Campbell , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Collected Poems 1989; (p. 107) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 68) Song for a Wren : Country Poems and Images 2009; (p. 38)
Weather i "There's a time the grass turns pink, the seed is setting.", David Campbell , 1970 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 44 1970; (p. 46) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 106) The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse 1991; (p. 71) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 68) Song for a Wren : Country Poems and Images 2009; (p. 27)
Shearing i "Combs sing on the long-blow to the cutters, white", David Campbell , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 15 no. 4 1971; (p. 7) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 78) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 106) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 67)
Loafing i "It's good to take a day off late in spring.", David Campbell , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 15 no. 4 1971; (p. 7) My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985; (p. 515) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 105-106) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 67)
Feeding i "Mustering paddocks with a yell! Like hounds", David Campbell , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Collected Poems 1989; (p. 105) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 66)
Merinos i "Sheep! You can keep them! What cynic godhead made them?", David Campbell , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 15 no. 4 1971; (p. 7) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 76) My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years 1985; (p. 515) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 103-104) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 65) Song for a Wren : Country Poems and Images 2009; (p. 32)
Sheepdogs i "First dog I had was the dad's, I inherited him", David Campbell , 1978 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems 1978; (p. 75) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 103) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 64) Little Book of Dogs 2008; (p. 10-11)
Harvesting i "In early ear oats glaze; wheat is hard green,", David Campbell , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November-December vol. 13 no. 6 1969; (p. 12) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 75) Quadrant Twenty-Five Years 1982; (p. 499) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 103) The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse 1991; (p. 70) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 64)
Sowing i "It's all right on a still blue day sowing down a paddock", David Campbell , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November-December vol. 13 no. 6 1969; (p. 12) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 74) Quadrant Twenty-Five Years 1982; (p. 499) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 102) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 63)
Ploughing i "The tractors are out turning the red soil", David Campbell , 1969 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November-December vol. 13 no. 6 1969; (p. 12) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 74) Quadrant Twenty-Five Years 1982; (p. 498-499) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 102) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 63) Song for a Wren : Country Poems and Images 2009; (p. 25)
Lambing i "Grass cropped to grass-roots, and a few ewes go down,", David Campbell , 1970 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 1970; (p. 36) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 76) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 104) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 65)
Delivering Lambs i "Skins hang on fence-wires, purple, blue and green.", David Campbell , 1970 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 1970; (p. 36) Selected Poems 1978; (p. 77) Collected Poems 1989; (p. 104-105) Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems 2006; (p. 66)

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Ecopoetics of the Limestone Plains Kate Rigby , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 153-175)

The Limestone Plains is the name given by British explorers in the 1820s to the area in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, where the city of Canberra would later be built. Watered by the Molonglo, a tributary of the Murrumbidgee, and ringed by wooded hills, this area was a significant meeting place of several Aboriginal tribes, whose fire-stick farming practices had shaped its flora and fauna over the millennia. In the nineteenth century, the Canberra area provided a living for pastoralists and selectors, whose activities altered the local ecology and had a devastating impact on Indigenous people. The city that was founded on the Limestone Plains in 1913 in turn displaced this rural way of life, although remnants of pastoralism persisted beyond the urban fringe into the twenty-first century. Canberra's 'bush capital' was conceived as a city in and of the landscape, and it remains a place where town and country interpenetrate to a remarkable degree. As well as providing something of a haven for wildlife, Canberra and its surrounds have also nurtured numerous writers. In this essay, I will investigate the ways in which explorers and settlers construed the Limestone Plains as a locus of pastoral dwelling, before proceeding to consider how some more recent writers have responded to this place in literary form by attending to the more-than-human world that persists both within and beyond the city. (from The Littoral Zone)

Ecopoetics of the Limestone Plains Kate Rigby , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 153-175)

The Limestone Plains is the name given by British explorers in the 1820s to the area in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, where the city of Canberra would later be built. Watered by the Molonglo, a tributary of the Murrumbidgee, and ringed by wooded hills, this area was a significant meeting place of several Aboriginal tribes, whose fire-stick farming practices had shaped its flora and fauna over the millennia. In the nineteenth century, the Canberra area provided a living for pastoralists and selectors, whose activities altered the local ecology and had a devastating impact on Indigenous people. The city that was founded on the Limestone Plains in 1913 in turn displaced this rural way of life, although remnants of pastoralism persisted beyond the urban fringe into the twenty-first century. Canberra's 'bush capital' was conceived as a city in and of the landscape, and it remains a place where town and country interpenetrate to a remarkable degree. As well as providing something of a haven for wildlife, Canberra and its surrounds have also nurtured numerous writers. In this essay, I will investigate the ways in which explorers and settlers construed the Limestone Plains as a locus of pastoral dwelling, before proceeding to consider how some more recent writers have responded to this place in literary form by attending to the more-than-human world that persists both within and beyond the city. (from The Littoral Zone)

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