Issue Details: First known date: 1915 1915
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Notes

  • Acknowledgement states that 'J.P. Bourke's verses were contributed originally to The Sun (Kalgoorlie)...and to The Sunday Times (Perth).' Others have been published elsewhere, including The Bulletin.
  • Dedication: To the West/and the People of the West/ To Western Australia/ Golden State of Golden hearts/ So Warm, So True/ So Generous in their Welcome of a Wanderer/ To the memory of Old Mates/ Women and Men/ The Fondest and the Best/ Who, even for me, Made Life a Brave Adventure/ and/ To My Mother/ With all the Love that I shall never speak/ This poor token of reverence/ All I could, for all I would/ I humbly offer/ John Philip Bourke

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Tyrrell's , 1915 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
When I Am Deadi"When I am dead", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 7)
With Head Erect I Fought the Fighti"With head erect I fought the fight", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 16)
Preface : Off the Bluebush, Alfred George Stephens , 1915 single work criticism (p. 17-26)
The Versemakersi"Just now and then when evenings creep", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Dreamsi"Away! Away!", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Till Day is Donei"What does it matter", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 33-35)
To Youi"I love you, Sweetheart! better far than all;", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 36)
The Gospel of Shirki"The strenuous rhymer appals me to-night", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 37-38)
Under the Heel of Fatei"Stay we here as the crowd goes by,", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 39-40)
Dreaming the Dream of Lifei"A fig for the world and its carping cares,", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 41-41)
A Glimpse of Summeri"While the world's a-bustle", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 43-44)
The End of the Episodei"There is no need to say good-bye,", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 45)
The Golden Agei"Then life was young", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 46-47)
At Partingi"I sit beside you, this last afternoon,", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 48)
The Leaden Hoofi"What use to puff a blackened fire", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 49-50)
The Pilgrimagei"For many a year we wandered", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 51-52)
The Diamond Weddingi"To-day is our diamond wedding, old wife;", John Philip Bourke , 1885 single work poetry (p. 55-57)
A Garland of Sighsi"What is the use of a sheaf of regrets?", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 58)
Waiting for the Calli"Though today may groan 'neath its weight of care,", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry (p. 59)
My Swag and Ii"When I tramp forth attended by", John Philip Bourke , 1906 single work poetry (p. 60-62)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Tyrrell's , 1915 .
      Extent: 200p.
      Edition info: First edition consisted of 2000 copies including 30 numbered copies printed and bound for Subscribers and 25 numbered, printed and bound "Superior" copies.
      Description: illus., port.
      Written as: J. P. Bourke (Bluebush)

Works about this Work

Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 September vol. 36 no. 1858 1915; (p. 2)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , (n.s. vol.4 no.5) October vol. 17 no. 102 1915; (p. 337)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
Songs of the West 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 29 September vol. 89 no. 2382 1915; (p. 44)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 September vol. 36 no. 1858 1915; (p. 2)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , (n.s. vol.4 no.5) October vol. 17 no. 102 1915; (p. 337)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
Songs of the West 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 29 September vol. 89 no. 2382 1915; (p. 44)

— Review of Off the Bluebush : Verses for Australians West and East John Philip Bourke 1915 selected work poetry
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