This poem appeared in Queensland Punch in December 1878 with the accompanying note: 'Revised and partly re-written for Queensland Punch, by the author'. This appears to have been an editorial stunt, for the poem as it appeared in Queensland Punch was almost identical to the poem that had been published in the Town and Country Journal in 1876.
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ySongs from the MountainsHenry Kendall,
SydneyLondon:William MaddockSampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington,1880Z2411941880selected work poetry SydneyLondon:William MaddockSampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington,1880
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966