The Eumeralla Shore single work   poetry   "There's a happy little valley on the Eumeralla shore,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1861 1861
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Notes

  • Ron Edwards states in The Overlander Songbook that he has 'sighted an unmarked and undated newspaper cutting' in which the song, under the title of 'The New Marilla Shore', is attributed to 'Riley, a poetical and political basketmaker of Sydney, and was sung ... in 1860' [p.136].

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  • Appears in:
    y Launceston Examiner 7 March 1861 Z605313 1861 periodical issue 1861 pg. 3
    Note: Published in the column "Wit, Wisdom and Humour". Published with alternate title "The Numeralla". Published with alternate first line: "There's a nice green gully on the Numerella Shore,"
  • Appears in:
    y The North Queensland Register 31 March 1924 Z1435862 1924 newspaper issue 1924 pg. 84 Section: On the Track
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 76 no. 3920 30 March 1955 Z605315 1955 periodical issue 1955 pg. 13
  • Appears in:
    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 24-26
    Note: With title: The Numerella Shore
  • Appears in:
    y Old Australian Ballads : An Anthology W. N. Walker (editor), Sydney : School Projects , 1967 Z1569531 1967 anthology poetry children's

    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 Ballads
    Sydney : School Projects , 1967
    pg. 46
    Note: With title: The Eumarella Shore.
  • Appears in:
    y The Overlander Songbook Ronald George Edwards (editor), Ronald George Edwards (illustrator), Ferntree Gully : Rams Skull Press , 1956 Z856165 1956 anthology poetry prose Adelaide : Rigby Publishers , 1971 pg. 137
    Note: With title: The Eumerella Shore 2. First line: 'There's a pretty little valley on the Eumerella shore,'. Includes annotations by editor.
  • Appears in:
    y The Overlander Songbook Ronald George Edwards (editor), Ronald George Edwards (illustrator), Ferntree Gully : Rams Skull Press , 1956 Z856165 1956 anthology poetry prose Adelaide : Rigby Publishers , 1971 pg. 135
    Note: With title: The Eumerella Shore 1. First line: 'There's a happy little valley on the Eumerella Shore,'. Includes annotations by editor.
  • Appears in:
    y Old Bush Songs and Rhymes of Colonial Times Douglas Stewart (editor), Nancy Keesing (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z389570 1957 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 193-194
    Note: Attributed to 'Cockatoo Jack.' With title: The Numerella Shore.
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 21-22
    Note: Attributed to 'Cockatoo Jack.' With title: The Numerella Shore.
  • Appears in:
    y A Collection of Australian Bush Verse Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 Z91384 1989 anthology poetry Castle Hill : Peter Antill-Rose , 1989 pg. 93
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] Elizabeth Webby (editor), Philip Butterss (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z136407 1993 anthology poetry humour satire Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 144-145
  • Appears in:
    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. 355
    Note: With title: The Eumerella Shore.
    Editor's note: from 1860s.
Last amended 9 Jul 2011 11:21:45
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
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