The Guard of the Northern Strait : A Song of Queensland single work   poetry   "Bold Torres, the sailor, came and went,"
Alternative title: Song of the Torres Strait's Islands; A Song of Thursday Island and the Prince of Wales Group; Song of the Torres Strait Islands
Issue Details: First known date: 1898 1898
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Notes

  • Favenc wrote at least three slightly different versions of this work. All share the same opening five verses (some 40 lines), apart from one or two minor alterations. However there are significant differences in the subsequent verses. In addition, The Queenslander version contains only six verses, whereas The Australian Town & Country Journal version, and the version in Voices of the Desert both have eight. The version that appeared in Ingamells' anthology consists of the first five verses, and was taken from Voices of the Desert.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 13 August 1898 Z1290084 1898 newspaper issue 1898 pg. 305 Section: Literature, Original Poetry
    Note: Here titled 'The Guard of the Northern Strait : A Song of Queensland'
  • Appears in:
    y A Book of Australian Verse for Boys and Girls Bertram Stevens (editor), London : Angus and Robertson , 1915 Z117940 1915 anthology poetry children's London : Angus and Robertson , 1915 pg. 254-6
    Note: Here titled 'Song of the Torres Strait Islands'
  • Appears in:
    y This Land : An Anthology of Australian Poetry for Young People M. M. Flynn (editor), J. Groom (editor), Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1968 Z1377506 1968 anthology poetry children's A collection of poems which cover a period of Australian history from the Dreamtime to World War Two. Poems about native animals and the Australian landscape and culture are also included. Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1968 pg. 15-16
    Note: Here titled 'Song of the Torres Strait Islands'
Last amended 23 Jun 2015 16:43:13
Subjects:
  • Torres Straits, Australian seas,
  • Thursday Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
  • Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
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