The Emigrant's Farewell single work   poetry   "I go, my native land, far o'er"
Issue Details: First known date: 1881 1881
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  • A copy of this poem was forwarded to the Sydney Mail in 1881 by the reader J. G. H., from Inglewood, Victoria. Their accompanying note stated that it had been written by then New South Wales Premier, Sir Henry Parkes, just prior to migrating to Australia [in the late 1830s], and that it had been published in the Village Magazine at the time.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 8 no. 100 24 December 1881 Z656924 1881 periodical issue 1881 pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Mail 17 December 1881 Z1768111 1881 newspaper issue 1881 pg. 1023
  • Appears in:
    y Fragmentary Thoughts Henry Parkes , Sydney : Samuel E. Lees , 1889 Z386474 1889 selected work poetry Sydney : Samuel E. Lees , 1889 pg. 191-195
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