The first and last sections of 'Leichhardt Pantomime' were removed after the poem's publication in the Bulletin in 1947; they are re-instated in the 1991 selection Cap and Bells. The poem's title was also changed to 'Leichhardt in Theatre'.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yCollected PoemsFrancis Webb,
Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1969Z5514471969selected work poetry radio play drama Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1969
Note: Author note: 'Ludwig Leichhardt, born in Prussia, became an Australian explorer and botanist. In 1844-5 he succeeded in crossing the continent from south to north. In 1846 he attempted to cross from east to west, but this expedition was a complete failure. Two years later, whilst attempting another trans-continental journey, he disappeared' (p.249).