Note: Selected by Percival Serle, assisted by Frank Wilmot and Robert H. Croll.
Issue Details: First known date: 1927 1927
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Collins , 1946 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Flutei"I sat fluting,", Nettie Palmer , 1915 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
An Australasian Anthology : Introduction, Percival Serle , 1927 single work criticism (p. 21-35)
Fair as the Nighti"FAIR as the night-when all the astral fires", Charles Harpur , 1927 single work poetry (p. 37)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest (p. 38-39)
Sonneti"She loves me! From her own bliss-breathing lips", Charles Harpur , 1907 single work poetry She Loves Me Love A Confession (p. 39)
Dorai"It was, I well remember, the merry Springtime, when", Charles Harpur , 1855 single work poetry (p. 40)
[Untitled] (from The Creek of the Four Graves)i"Before them, thus extended, wilder grew", Charles Harpur , 1927 single work poetry (p. 41-42)
[Untitled] (from John Cumberland)i"STOOP down and visit me from highest heaven,", James L. Michael , 1927 single work poetry (p. 43-44)
The Angel of Lifei"Life's Angel watched a happy child at play,", Richard Rowe , 1918 single work poetry (p. 45)
To His Wifei"O pure of soul, and fond and deep of heart", Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1918 single work poetry (p. 46-47)
A Rosebud from the Garden of the Taji"I dream-the sum of life is dreams-", George Gordon McCrae , 1927 extract poetry (p. 48)
From Lightning and Tempesti"The spring-wind pass'd through the forest, and whispered low in the leaves,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1867-1909 single work poetry (p. 49-50)
[Untitled] (from The Rhyme of Joyous Garde)i"The deep dusk fires in those dreamy eyes", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1927 single work poetry (p. 50-53)
[Untitled]i"Twas merry in the glowing morn among the gleaming grass,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1927 extract poetry (p. 54-55)
The Dominioni"She is not yet; but he whose ear", J. Brunton Stephens , 1877 single work poetry (p. 56-57)
Prefatory Sonnets : Ii"I purposed once to take my pen and write", Henry Kendall , 1869 single work extract poetry (p. 58)
After Many Yearsi"The song that once I dreamed about,", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 58-60)
Orarai"The strong sob of the chafing stream", Henry Kendall , 1879 single work poetry (p. 60-63)
Moonii"Ah! to be by Mooni now,", Henry Kendall , 1875 single work poetry (p. 63-65)
Dedication : To a Mountaini"To thee, O father of the stately peaks", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 65-67)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins , 1927 .
      Extent: 300p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Index of Authors and Select Bibliography and Index of First Lines.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Collins , 1929 .
      Extent: 300p.p.
      Edition info: 'Second impression, December 1929. Printed in Great Britain.'
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
      c
      New Zealand,
      c
      Pacific Region,
      :
      Collins , 1946 .
      Extent: 336p.p.
      Edition info: 'Third (Australian) edition, March, 1946.' (Verso.)
      Note/s:
      • '(New Edition with Additional Poems)' (Under title.)
      • Includes Index of Authors and Select Bibliography, Index of First Lines and a Publisher's Preface.
      • Publisher's Note: '...owing to the inability of either Mr. Percival Serle or Mr. Robert H. Croll, the survivors of the original editors, to undertake so large a literary labour at this time and to the prevailing war-shortage of paper, they have, after consultation with Mr. Serle and with the valuable advice of Mrs. Vance Palmer, added a short supplementary section at the close of the anthology...' (Preface, p.7)

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Untitled S. Musgrove , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1947; (p. 199-203)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry ; Poets of Australia : An Anthology of Australian Verse 1946 anthology poetry ; Modern Australian Poetry [1946] 1952 anthology poetry
An Unrepresentative Anthology R.C.H. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 May no. 33828 1946; (p. 8)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
Makeshift Modernizing Nan McDonald , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 2 1946; (p. 113-115)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
The Impossible "She" : "Women" in Australian Verse Ethel Anderson , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 October vol. 3 no. 10 1931; (p. 198)
Anderson objects to the absence of women in Australian poetry suggesting that Australian poets, after D.H Lawrence, think women not worth the effort.
An Australasian Anthology Nettie Palmer , 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 October vol. 48 no. 2486 1927; (p. 2)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
An Australasian Anthology : Introduction Percival Serle , 1927 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927; (p. 21-35) An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1946; (p. 21-35)
Untitled S. Musgrove , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1947; (p. 199-203)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry ; The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse 1918 anthology poetry ; Poets of Australia : An Anthology of Australian Verse 1946 anthology poetry ; Modern Australian Poetry [1946] 1952 anthology poetry
An Australasian Anthology Nettie Palmer , 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 October vol. 48 no. 2486 1927; (p. 2)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
An Unrepresentative Anthology R.C.H. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 May no. 33828 1946; (p. 8)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
Makeshift Modernizing Nan McDonald , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 2 1946; (p. 113-115)

— Review of An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927 anthology poetry
The Impossible "She" : "Women" in Australian Verse Ethel Anderson , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 October vol. 3 no. 10 1931; (p. 198)
Anderson objects to the absence of women in Australian poetry suggesting that Australian poets, after D.H Lawrence, think women not worth the effort.
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
An Australasian Anthology : Introduction Percival Serle , 1927 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1927; (p. 21-35) An Australasian Anthology : Australian and New Zealand Poems 1946; (p. 21-35)
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