The Late Mr A. L. Gordon : In Memoriam single work   poetry   "At rest! Hard by the margin of that sea"
Alternative title: Adam Lindsay Gordon : A Memorial Ode; In Memoriam : A. L. Gordon; Adam Lindsay Gordon (Henry Kendall's Tribute)
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1870 1870
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Notes

  • This poem was first published in the Australasian in July 1870 titled: 'The Late Mr A. L. Gordon : In Memoriam'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australasian vol. 9 no. 222 2 July 1870 Z659194 1870 newspaper issue 1870 pg. 10
    Note: With title: 'The Late Mr A. L. Gordon : In Memoriam'
  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Town and Country Journal vol. 2 no. 27 9 July 1870 Z659196 1870 newspaper issue 1870 pg. 24
  • Appears in:
    y The South Australian Advertiser 6 July 1870 Z1769190 1870 newspaper issue 1870 pg. 2
    Note: From the Australasian.
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 15 July 1870 Z1777016 1870 newspaper issue 1870 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y The Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser vol. 30 no. 3513 7 July 1870 9404233 1870 newspaper issue 1870 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y Poems of the Late Adam Lindsay Gordon Adam Lindsay Gordon , Melbourne : A. H. Massina , 1879 Z1019036 1879 selected work poetry drama Poems Melbourne : A. H. Massina , 1893 pg. iii-iv
  • Appears in:
    y Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 Z521150 1913 anthology poetry Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925 pg. 77-78
    Note: With title: 'Adam Lindsay Gordon : A Memorial Ode'
  • Appears in:
    y The Morning Bulletin 19 October 1933 Z1844998 1933 newspaper issue 1933 pg. 6
    Note: With title" Adam Lindsay Gordon (Henry Kendall's Tribute)"
  • 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 , 1957 pg. 67-68
  • Appears in:
    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. 371-372
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 55-56
  • 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. 67-68
  • Appears in:
    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. 71-72
    Note: With title: 'The Late Mr A.L. Gordon : In Memoriam'
  • Appears in:
    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. 88-89
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 149-151

Works about this Work

Excavating the Borders of Literary Anglo-Saxonism in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Australia Chris Jones , Louise D'Arcens , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Representations , Winter vol. 121 no. 1 2013; (p. 85-106)

'Comparing nineteenth-century British and Australian Anglo-Saxonist literature enables a “decentered” exploration of Anglo-Saxonism’s intersections with national, imperial, and colonial discourses, challenging assumptions that this discourse was an uncritical vehicle of English nationalism and British manifest destiny. Far from reflecting a stable imperial center, evocations of “ancient Englishness” in British literature were polyvalent and self-contesting, while in Australian literature they offered a response to colonization and emerging knowledge about the vast age of Indigenous Australian cultures.' (Authors abstract)

A Martial Code : Meditation and Action in the Verse of Adam Lindsay Gordon Michael Ackland , 1993 single work criticism biography autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 38 no. 2 1993; (p. 53-65)
Ackland finds "intellectual resonances" in Gordon's poetry that produce an "unsuspected degree of conceptual unity". Ackland argues that "Gordon's poetry reveals not a disjunction between darkly meditative and healthy action poetry, but an ongoing and unavailing endeavour to find new grounds for individual affirmation".
A Martial Code : Meditation and Action in the Verse of Adam Lindsay Gordon Michael Ackland , 1993 single work criticism biography autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 38 no. 2 1993; (p. 53-65)
Ackland finds "intellectual resonances" in Gordon's poetry that produce an "unsuspected degree of conceptual unity". Ackland argues that "Gordon's poetry reveals not a disjunction between darkly meditative and healthy action poetry, but an ongoing and unavailing endeavour to find new grounds for individual affirmation".
Excavating the Borders of Literary Anglo-Saxonism in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Australia Chris Jones , Louise D'Arcens , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Representations , Winter vol. 121 no. 1 2013; (p. 85-106)

'Comparing nineteenth-century British and Australian Anglo-Saxonist literature enables a “decentered” exploration of Anglo-Saxonism’s intersections with national, imperial, and colonial discourses, challenging assumptions that this discourse was an uncritical vehicle of English nationalism and British manifest destiny. Far from reflecting a stable imperial center, evocations of “ancient Englishness” in British literature were polyvalent and self-contesting, while in Australian literature they offered a response to colonization and emerging knowledge about the vast age of Indigenous Australian cultures.' (Authors abstract)

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