y The Sick Stockrider single work   poetry   "Hold hard, Ned! lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade,"
First known date: 1869 Issue Details: First known date: 1869 1869
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Adaptations

form y The Sick Stockrider Australia : Lincoln-Cass Films , 1913 Z1661246 1913 single work film/TV A dying stockrider recalls his past, including a chase after the bushranger Captain Starlight.

Notes

  • Appeared in the Colonial Monthly in January 1870 dated 'December, 1869.'
  • Adapted for the 1913 silent film 'The Sick Stockrider' directed by W.J. Lincoln

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
This version of the poem contains an eight-line final stanza omitted from the poem, at the request of the editor when it was first published in the Colonial Monthly, in January 1870. It was also omitted from the poem when Gordon subsequently published it in Bush Ballads. The editors of The Poet's Discovery (1990) comment that although it has been 'sometimes printed as part of the poem by modern editors, it has no textual standing' (p.134).
Notes:
'First appeared in the Colonial Monthly without the final stanza here printed, which was preserved by Mr. J. J. Shillinglaw.' (Bertram Stevens 1907)
Alternative title: The Sick Stock-Rider

Works about this Work

'The Sick Stockrider' : Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 26-30)
The Grave in the Bush Elizabeth Webby , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 30-38)
What Made the Sick Stockrider Sick? The Function of Horses and Fever in A.L. Gordon's `The Sick Stockrider' Barbara Holloway , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 35-42)
Adam Lindsay Gordon as Hero Martin Gray , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 1992; (p. 98-106)
Ballad and Lyric in Australian Poetry Nelson Wattie , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 1987; (p. 68-76)
Place, Landscape, Saussure, Region, and Two Australian Colonial Poets : Some Footnotes Kevin Magarey , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 1986; (p. 105-127)
Introduction to the Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1972; (p. 27-53)

Explores the passage of Australian poetry from 1788 to the early 1970s, discussing why the anthology focuses on 'articulate, personal poetry', and is weighted toward the fruitful period after 1930. Highlights important themes and concerns of Australian poetry - the quest for an Antipodean Eden, the pursuit of Romantic idealism within a strongly secular culture, and the need to define an Australian vision and identity against English culture - and assesses the individual contributions of major poets.

Adam Lindsay Gordon and Barcroft Boake Judith Wright , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Preoccupations in Australian Poetry 1965; (p. 57-67)
Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society [Meeting Report] 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 9 no. 5 1937; (p. 78)
Report of the meeting of 17 April. Includes "a graphic account" of the commemoration for Jennings Carmichael at Orbost; a recitation of 'The Sick Stockrider'; Daley on 'Gone' and the performance of the "playlet" 'The Last Hours of the Poet Gordon' by Robert Khyat.
Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society [Meeting Report] Frances M. O'Flynn , 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 9 no. 9 1937; (p. 146)
Report of the meeting 21 August where Miss McMeekin read Harrington's 'At the Graveside' "inspired by the passing of J. Roy Stevens". Other rectals included 'The Carrying of the Baby' and 'The Sick Stockrider'.
A Tosa Monogatari of Modern Times A. M. , 1892 single work short story
— Appears in: Felix Holt Secundus, and, A Tosa Monogatari of Modern Times 1892; From Australia and Japan 1892; (p. 210-225)
The Pessimist in Poetry Benjamin Hoare , 1877 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back Gaily 1877; (p. 56-61)
The Author describes what he claims to be the mistaken attribution of a poem by Mowbray Morris to Adam Lindsay Gordon, highlighting the extreme pessimism in Gordon's writing.
Introduction to the Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1972; (p. 27-53)

Explores the passage of Australian poetry from 1788 to the early 1970s, discussing why the anthology focuses on 'articulate, personal poetry', and is weighted toward the fruitful period after 1930. Highlights important themes and concerns of Australian poetry - the quest for an Antipodean Eden, the pursuit of Romantic idealism within a strongly secular culture, and the need to define an Australian vision and identity against English culture - and assesses the individual contributions of major poets.

The Pessimist in Poetry Benjamin Hoare , 1877 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back Gaily 1877; (p. 56-61)
The Author describes what he claims to be the mistaken attribution of a poem by Mowbray Morris to Adam Lindsay Gordon, highlighting the extreme pessimism in Gordon's writing.
'The Sick Stockrider' : Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 26-30)
Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society [Meeting Report] 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 9 no. 5 1937; (p. 78)
Report of the meeting of 17 April. Includes "a graphic account" of the commemoration for Jennings Carmichael at Orbost; a recitation of 'The Sick Stockrider'; Daley on 'Gone' and the performance of the "playlet" 'The Last Hours of the Poet Gordon' by Robert Khyat.
Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society [Meeting Report] Frances M. O'Flynn , 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 9 no. 9 1937; (p. 146)
Report of the meeting 21 August where Miss McMeekin read Harrington's 'At the Graveside' "inspired by the passing of J. Roy Stevens". Other rectals included 'The Carrying of the Baby' and 'The Sick Stockrider'.
Place, Landscape, Saussure, Region, and Two Australian Colonial Poets : Some Footnotes Kevin Magarey , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 1986; (p. 105-127)
The Grave in the Bush Elizabeth Webby , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 30-38)
What Made the Sick Stockrider Sick? The Function of Horses and Fever in A.L. Gordon's `The Sick Stockrider' Barbara Holloway , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 35-42)
Adam Lindsay Gordon as Hero Martin Gray , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 1992; (p. 98-106)
Adam Lindsay Gordon and Barcroft Boake Judith Wright , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Preoccupations in Australian Poetry 1965; (p. 57-67)
A Tosa Monogatari of Modern Times A. M. , 1892 single work short story
— Appears in: Felix Holt Secundus, and, A Tosa Monogatari of Modern Times 1892; From Australia and Japan 1892; (p. 210-225)
Ballad and Lyric in Australian Poetry Nelson Wattie , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 1987; (p. 68-76)
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