First published in the Empire in April 1861 titled 'The Mountains'. Reed (1966) indicates that this is also the MS title.
Appeared in Bell's Life in Sydney in November 1861 with two lines omitted from the seventh verse. This appears to have been a type-setting error, for in the following week's issue, Bell's Life published a letter from Kendall, in which he drew attention to the omission and requested that the verse be republished with the missing lines reinstated in italics.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966