How the 'Fire-King' Crossed the Swamp single work   poetry   "The flood was down in the Wilga Swamps, three feet over the mud,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1896 1896
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Alternative title: How the Fire Queen Crossed the Swamp
Notes:
Variant title appears in Favourite Australian Poems, Old Ballads from the Bush, and Fair Girls and Gray Horses.
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    y The Bulletin vol. 17 no. 857 18 July 1896 Z598509 1896 periodical issue 1896 pg. 3
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    y Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , Sydney : Bulletin , 1898 Z426383 1898 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 pg. 67-70
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    y Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 131-134
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    y The Bulletin vol. 101 no. 5243 23-30 December 1980 Z594181 1980 periodical issue 1980 pg. 95-96
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    y Old Ballads from the Bush Bill Scott (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z57118 1987 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 47-49
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    y Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , John Meredith (editor), Kenthurst : Kangaroo Press , 1996 Z186051 1996 selected 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 pg. 120-121
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    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Kathrine Bell (editor), Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 Z1472336 2007 anthology poetry Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 pg. 117-119
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  • Bourke, Bourke - Brewarrina area, Far West NSW, New South Wales,
  • Wilga, Hillston area, Far West NSW, New South Wales,
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