The Convict's Arrival single work   poetry   "I am a native of the land of Erin, and lately banished from that lovely shore;"
Issue Details: First known date: 1899 1899
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First known date: 1899
Notes:
The 'Bradshaw' version, first published in The Quirindi Bank Robbery, Maitland: T. Dimmock, 1899.
  • Appears in:
    y The Quirindi Bank Robbery Jack Bradshaw , Maitland : T. Dimmock , 1899 Z1200905 1899 single work autobiography Maitland : T. Dimmock , 1899
  • Appears in:
    y Highway Robbery under Arms Without Shedding Blood, and Twenty Years of Prison Life in the Gaols of New South Wales Jack Bradshaw , Sydney : Jack Bradshaw , 1920-1930 Z1200925 1920-1930 selected work poetry autobiography Sydney : Jack Bradshaw , 1920-1930 pg. 181-182
  • Appears in:
    y Highway Robbery Under Arms : Sticking up of the Quirindi Bank, and, A Full Account of Thunderbolt Jack Bradshaw , Sydney : Jack Bradshaw , 1924-1930 Z1200958 1924-1930 selected work autobiography prose Sydney : Jack Bradshaw , 1924-1930 pg. 7
    Note: In this source the poem appears within the Highway Robbery narrative.
  • Appears in:
    y Highway Robbery under Arms Without Shedding Blood, and Twenty Years of Prison Life in the Gaols of New South Wales Jack Bradshaw , Sydney : Jack Bradshaw , 1920-1930 Z1200925 1920-1930 selected work poetry autobiography Sydney : 'The Worker' Trustees , 1930 pg. 166-167
  • Appears in:
    y The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia Colleen Burke (editor), Vincent Woods (editor), Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 2001 Z929605 2001 anthology poetry Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 2001 pg. 2-3
    Note: First lines omitted in this source. The poem begins with the line 'In transient storms as I set sailing'.
  • Appears in:
    y Hell and After : Four Early English-Language Poets of Australia Les Murray (editor), Manchester Petersham : Carcanet ETT Imprint , 2005 Z1219692 2005 anthology poetry prose Manchester Petersham : Carcanet ETT Imprint , 2005 pg. 3-4
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 89-91
    Note: With title: Moreton Bay. Attributed to 'Anonymous'.
Alternative title: The Convict's Lament
Notes:
Version from manuscript found by collector James R. Scott in Queensland in 1916.

Works about this Work

The British Folksong Transported Danny Spooner , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: This Australia , Autumn vol. 2 no. 2 1983; (p. 69-71)
The British Folksong Transported Danny Spooner , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: This Australia , Autumn vol. 2 no. 2 1983; (p. 69-71)
Last amended 6 May 2013 10:11:46
Subjects:
  • Moreton Bay, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland,
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