The Australian Desert : A Dream of the Future single work   poetry   "Shunned and dreaded; untrodden, drear;"
Alternative title: An Ideal of the Future
Issue Details: First known date: 1891 1891
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  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 11 no. 618 19 December 1891 Z624132 1891 periodical issue 1891 pg. 23
  • Appears in:
    y Voices of the Desert Ernest Favenc , London : Elliot Stock , 1905 Z176808 1905 selected work poetry London : Elliot Stock , 1905 pg. 20-2
    Note: Appears as 'An Ideal of the Future.'
  • Appears in:
    y School Paper for Classes V and VI no. 106 April 1908 Z1634783 1908 periodical issue 1908 pg. 42-43
    Note: With two illustrations: an (untitled) illustration from Voices of the Desert with two lines of poetry: 'But the hole was dry, the bed was bare; The bones of a wild dog rotted there' and photograph: 'The Outlet of an Artesian Well' from Gregory's The Dead Heart of Australia.
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 177-178
    Note: Appears as 'An Ideal of the Future.'
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