Collection of well known Australian songs and ballads, divided into sections based on the historical subject matter: 'Ball and Chain', 'Bail Up', 'The Roaring Days', 'Where's Your Licence?', 'Stockmen', 'Wool Away!' and 'Such is Life'.
The sections - and some of the individual works - are prefaced with educational introductions by the editor explaining historical context as well as terms and concepts.
Australian Scene : Australian BalladsSydney:School Projects,1967
yBreaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in AustraliaWill H. Ogilvie,
Kenthurst:Kangaroo Press,1996Z1860511996selected work poetry short story criticism Meredith's introduction 'traces the career of Will H. Ogilvie, a young Scottish writer who lived and worked in Australia during the golden years of Australian literature, the 1890s. Inspired by his experiences as a jackaroo, drover, shearer and horse-breaker on far-flung stations, Ogilvie wrote immensely popular ballads and stories that rivalled those of his contemporaries, Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson.' (Backcover)Kenthurst:Kangaroo Press,1996
yAustralian Poetry Since 1788Geoffrey Lehmann
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011Z18038462011anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.)Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011