Issue Details: First known date: 1968 1968
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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.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pergamon Press , 1968 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Waradgery Tribei"Harried we were, and spent,", Mary Gilmore , 1956 single work poetry The Waradgeri Tribe The Waragery Tribe The Wadgery Tribe (p. 7)
The Last of His Tribei"He crouches, and buries his face on his knees,", Henry Kendall , 1864 single work poetry (p. 8)
The Bunyipi"Oh came you up by the place of dread", James Devaney , 1939 single work poetry (p. 9)
Droughti"The great breath shudders,", Mary Finnin , 1940 single work poetry (p. 12)
The Guard of the Northern Strait : A Song of Queenslandi"Bold Torres, the sailor, came and went,", Ernest Favenc , 1898 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Note: Here titled 'Song of the Torres Strait Islands'
Seizure of the Cyprus Brig in Recherche Bay, Aug. 1829i"Come all you sons of Freedom, a chorus join with me,", Frank the Poet , 1953 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Macquarie Harbouri"MACQUARIE Harbour jailers lock", Rex Ingamells , 1943 single work poetry (p. 36)
The Bushrangersi"Four horsemen rode out from the heart of the range,", Edward Harrington , 1940 single work poetry (p. 40)
The Death of Ben Halli"Ben Hall was out on the Lachlan side", Will H. Ogilvie , 1924 single work poetry The Betrayal of Ben Hall (p. 42)
In the Days of Saili"It was forty days to the Horn then,", E. J. Brady , 1968 single work poetry (p. 48-49)
The Galei"It came upon us sudden; six solid hours it blew", E. J. Brady , 1941 single work poetry (p. 52)
The Roaring Daysi"The night too quickly passes,", Henry Lawson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 55-56)
The Lights of Cobb and Co.i"Fire lighted, on the table a meal for sleepy men,", Henry Lawson , 1897 single work poetry (p. 58-60)
The Old Whim Horsei"He's an old grey horse, with his head bowed sadly,", Edward Dyson , 1892 single work poetry (p. 62-63)
Men of Australiai"Men of all the lands Australian from the Gulf to Derwent River,", Edward Dyson , 1898 single work poetry (p. 65)
Old Henry Parkesi"Coming down the street", Mary Gilmore , 1939 single work poetry (p. 68-70)
The Road to Roma Jaili"It's a long road, a cruel road, the road to Roma jail,", Vance Palmer , 1915 single work poetry (p. 72)
Scott of the Queensland Mountedi"As straight as a mountain sapling, and resolute, tall and brown,", Lex McLennan , 1943 single work poetry (p. 73)
Hopeful Hawkinsi"Hawkins wasn't in the swim at all in Dingo Flat,", C. J. Dennis , 1913-1918 single work poetry humour (p. 78-79)
From the Gulfi"Store cattle from Nelanjie! The mob goes feeding past,", Will H. Ogilvie , 1895 single work poetry (p. 90-91)

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