Bamboo Creek single work   poetry   "Hardly Australia, this creek lined with 50 foot sticks"
  • Author: Mark O'Connor http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/o-connor-mark
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The International Terminal and Other Poems Christopher Pollnitz (editor), Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1988 Z86703 1988 anthology poetry humour Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1988 pg. 86
  • Appears in:
    y Northern Perspective vol. 12 no. 1 Dry Season 1989 Z602223 1989 periodical issue 1989 pg. 8
  • 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. 29
  • Appears in:
    y The Olive Tree : Collected Poems 1972-2000 Mark O'Connor , Alexandria : Hale and Iremonger , 2000 Z764696 2000 selected work poetry Alexandria : Hale and Iremonger , 2000 pg. 250-251
    Note: With first line: Hardly Australia, this creek's fifteen-metre sticks

Awards

1988 highly commended Northern Territory Literary Awards Bill Harney Bicentennial Poetry Prize
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