A Death in the Bush single work   poetry   "The hut was built of bark and shrunken slabs"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1868 1868
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Williams's Illustrated Australian Annual Illustrated Australian Annual for Christmas and the New Year 1868 Z1768118 1868 periodical issue 1868 pg. 41-45
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    y Leaves from Australian Forests Henry Kendall , Melbourne : George Robertson , 1869 Z241095 1869 selected work poetry Melbourne : George Robertson , 1869 pg. 48-57
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    y Selected Poems of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z407547 1957 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 pg. 99-104
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    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 84-89
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z407547 1957 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1988 pg. 99-104
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature Michael Ackland (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z203182 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography humour satire crime Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 37-42
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    y Henry Kendall : Poetry, Prose and Selected Correspondence Henry Kendall , Michael Ackland (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z85494 1993 selected work prose poetry correspondence St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 32-38
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 337-342
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    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 174-179
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    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 393-398

Works about this Work

y Henry Kendall : The Man and the Myths Michael Ackland , Carlton : Miegunyah Press , 1995 Z396499 1995 single work biography
Towards "The Shadow": Henry Kendall and the Mid-Century Crisis of Faith Michael Ackland , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 35 no. 3 1990; (p. 71-78) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 275-288)
Ackland explores Kendall's crisis of faith in relation to the verse narratives that illustrate his attempt to "supplement the truths of religion with those of poetry". Kendall uses myth and biblical figures to to express his existential dilemma in the late 1860s. But these poems were not included in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869) and remained concealed in newspaper archives. Because these poems are not discussed by Kendall's biographers understanding of Kendall's life and work is incomplete.
Towards "The Shadow": Henry Kendall and the Mid-Century Crisis of Faith Michael Ackland , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 35 no. 3 1990; (p. 71-78) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 275-288)
Ackland explores Kendall's crisis of faith in relation to the verse narratives that illustrate his attempt to "supplement the truths of religion with those of poetry". Kendall uses myth and biblical figures to to express his existential dilemma in the late 1860s. But these poems were not included in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869) and remained concealed in newspaper archives. Because these poems are not discussed by Kendall's biographers understanding of Kendall's life and work is incomplete.
y Henry Kendall : The Man and the Myths Michael Ackland , Carlton : Miegunyah Press , 1995 Z396499 1995 single work biography
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