El Mahdi to the Australian Troops single work   poetry   war literature   "And wherefore have they come, this warlike band,"
  • Author: El Mahdi http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1885 1885
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Notes:
A.B. Paterson's first published poem
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 2 no. 94 28 February 1885 Z639812 1885 periodical issue 1885 pg. 4
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    y The Burra Record 10 March 1885 10159035 1885 newspaper issue 1885 pg. 3
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    y Singer of the Bush, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson : Complete Works 1885-1900 A. B. Paterson , Rosamund Campbell , Philippa Harvie , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 Z499636 1983 collected work short story poetry drama biography humour satire Sydney : Lansdowne , 1983 pg. 41
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    y Clubbing of the Gunfire : 101 Australian War Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1984 Z420039 1984 anthology poetry war literature Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1984 pg. 25
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    y A Vision Splendid : The Complete Poetry of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson A. B. Paterson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z266275 1990 selected work poetry drama satire humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 296
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    y The Poet's Discovery : Nineteenth Century Australia in Verse Richard Douglas Jordan (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1990 Z299524 1990 anthology poetry biography Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1990 pg. 72-73
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    y Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson , Richard Hall , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 Z467615 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography war literature humour satire St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 pg. 151
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    y When ANZAC Day Comes Around : 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project Graeme Lindsay , Hobart : Forty South Publishing , 2015 8651046 2015 anthology poetry

    'When Anzac Day comes around presents answers to two questions that Graeme Lindsay posed to Australian and New Zea-land poets as part of his 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project: -

    'What does Anzac Day mean to you, to today's families, communities or nations?

    'What about Remembrance Day or other military commemorations or anniversa-ries?

    The views of more than 200 Australian and New Zealand poets - some well known in the literary world and others whose poetry is known only to family and friends - stimulate and challenge the reader to con-sider differing ideas about each nations' commemoration of military conflicts and the emotions these evoke.

    'Current perspectives are contrasted with those from earlier times as we are taken on a poetic journey from the 1840s (when troops from colonial New South Wales were sent to New Zealand to fight against the Maori) to the conflicts of the 21st century.

    'Lindsay complements the poetry with more than 120 photographs of war memorials from across Australia and New Zealand - images that encourage us to reflect upon the true purpose of these symbols of remembrance and their place in today's society.' (Publication summary)

    Hobart : Forty South Publishing , 2015

Works about this Work

'New' Poem Written by the Banjo Philip Grenard , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 August vol. 103 no. 5376 1983; (p. 30-32)
'New' Poem Written by the Banjo Philip Grenard , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 August vol. 103 no. 5376 1983; (p. 30-32)
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