The Old Bark Hut single work   poetry   "Oh, my name is Bob the swagman, and I'll have you understand"
Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 9 no. 444 4 August 1888 Z605131 1888 periodical issue 1888 pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y Old Bush Songs : Composed and Sung in the Bushranging, Digging and Overlanding Days A. B. Paterson (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1905 Z59487 1905 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1905
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    y Australian Bush Songs and Ballads Will Lawson (editor), Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 Z331491 1944 anthology poetry Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 pg. 80-82
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    y Freedom on the Wallaby : Poems of the Australian People Marjorie Pizer (editor), Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1953 Z58626 1953 anthology poetry Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1953 pg. 35-7
    Note: First line: 'Oh, my name is Bob the Swagman, before you all I stand,'.
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    y The Bulletin vol. 76 no. 3927 18 May 1955 Z605133 1955 periodical issue 1955 pg. 13
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    y The Penguin Australian Song Book J. S. Manifold , Ringwood : Penguin , 1964 Z406059 1964 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1964 pg. 87-89
    Note: With musical score.
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    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. 14-17
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    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. 154
    Note: With title: The Old Bark Hut 3. First line: 'I'm a poor old Bob the swagman and before you all I stand,'. 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. 152
    Note: With title: The Old Bark Hut 1. First line: 'My name is Larry Doolin, I'm a true born Irishman,'. 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. 153
    Note: With title: The Old Bark Hut 2. First line: 'My name is Jack the Stockman and before you all I stand,'. Includes annotations by editor.
  • Appears in:
    y Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore Bill Scott , Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 Z206758 1976 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 pg. 178-179
  • 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. 226-228
    Note: With first line: 'Oh, my name is Bob the Swagman, before you all I stand,'
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 30-32
  • 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. 71
  • 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. 160-163
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology 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 pg. 29-31
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