Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986
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Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Lalai (Dreamtime)i"Dreamtime,", Michael Silverstein , Sam Woolagoodjah , Andrew Huntley (translator), 1975 single work poetry (p. 1-5)
Kangarooi"Kangaroo! Kangaroo!", Barron Field , 1819 single work poetry The Kangaroo (p. 6-7)
There Is a Place in Distant Seasi"There is a place in distant seas", Richard Whately , 1986 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
A Hot Day in Sydneyi"O this weather! this weather!", Q. (fl. Sydney 1829) , 1829 single work poetry (p. 8-11)
The Exile of Erin, On the Plains of Emui"O! Farewell, my country - my kindred - my lover;", John McGarvie , 1829 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Hey, Boys! Up Go We!i"When maize stands more than ten feet high,", John McGarvie , 1829 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
The Limejuice Tubi"With a pint of flour and a sheet of bark,", 1957-1976 single work poetry (p. 14)
Note: With title: Rub-A-Dub-A-Dub
Colonial Nomenclaturei"'Twas said of Greece two thousand years ago,", John Dunmore Lang , 1824 single work poetry satire
A satire on Governor Macquarie's propensity to name buildings and geographical landmarks after himself.
(p. 14-15)
Van Diemen's Landi"Come all you gallant poachers that ramble free from care,", 1956-1964 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
The Convicts' Rum Songi"Cut yer name across me backbone,", Anonymous , 1974 single work poetry (p. 16)
Hail South Australiai"Hail South Australia! blessed clime,", W. , 1843 single work poetry humour (p. 16-17)
The Female Transporti"Come all young girls, both far and near, and listen unto me,", 1823 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
A Petition from the Chain Gang at Newcastle to Captain Furlong, the Superintendent, Praying Him to Dismiss a Scourger Named Duffy from the Cookhouse and Appoint a Man in His Roomi"With reverence and submission due,", Francis MacNamara , 1979 single work poetry (p. 19-21)
For the Company Underground : Francis MacNamara of Newcastle to J. Crosdale Esq. Greetingi"When Christ from Heaven comes down straightway,", Francis MacNamara , 1835-1840 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
A Convict's Tour to Helli"You prisoners of New South Wales,", Francis MacNamara , 1839 single work poetry satire
For discussion of the various versions of this poem and the history of its compilation see Frank the Poet by Meredith and Whalen (1979). Several manuscript versions exist in the Mitchell library - ML MSS 7266, A 649, A 807 and C 967 (digitised copy: of this available)
(p. 23-28)
Songs of the Squatters (No.3.)i"The gum has no shade,", Robert Lowe , 1845 single work poetry satire (p. 28-30)
Songs of the Squattersi"The Commissioner bet me a pony - I won,", Robert Lowe , 1845 single work poetry Song of the Squatters (p. 30-31)
A Basket of Summer Fruiti"First see those ample melons-brindled o'er", Charles Harpur , 1850 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Wellingtoni"Great captain if you will! great Duke! great Slave!", Charles Harpur , 1860 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
A Flight of Wild Ducksi"Far up the River - hark! 'tis the loud shock", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry (p. 33-34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Peter Porter Picks a Pack of Poets (and So Does Les Murray) Elizabeth Webby , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 January 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse 1996 anthology poetry extract
Sensitive Redneck Poems David McCooey , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 January 1997; (p. 5)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry ; Subhuman Redneck Poems Les Murray 1996 selected work poetry
Voices of a Nation's Soul Fay Zwicky , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , December-January (1996-1997) vol. 1 no. 4 1996; (p. 18-20,31)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse 1996 anthology poetry extract
Anthology in its Third Incarnation Ralph Elliott , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry
Les's Pick Peter Goldsworthy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 22 1986; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry
Communal Dish Andrew Taylor , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1986; (p. 84-86)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry
Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November - 1 December 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of The Autobiography of Vicki Myers : Close to the Bone Davida Allen 1991 single work novel ; The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry ; The Acolyte Thea Astley 1972 single work novel
Anthology in its Third Incarnation Ralph Elliott , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry
Voices of a Nation's Soul Fay Zwicky , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , December-January (1996-1997) vol. 1 no. 4 1996; (p. 18-20,31)

— Review of The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse 1996 anthology poetry extract
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
The Sum of the Parts Terry Harrington , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 28-31)
Maori and Aboriginal Literature in Australian and New Zealand Poetry Anthologies : Some Problems and Perspectives Lawrence Bourke , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer South no. 25 1993; (p. 23-28)
Murray Goes Back to the Bush to Retrieve Australian Poetry Deborah Hope , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 March vol. 108 no. 5509 1986; (p. 78-80)
A Vision Painted on a Wall Peter Coleman , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , vol. 3 no. 6 1993; (p. 15-17)
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