There Were Rats, Rats single work   poetry   "There were rats, rats"
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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  • Introductory paragraph by author about the rat plague in the Northern Territory in 1935.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Cooloolooghini James White , Terrigal : Mundigee , 1983 Z1395316 1983 selected work poetry Terrigal : Mundigee , 1983
  • 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. 265-266
Last amended 15 Oct 2008
  • Northern Territory,
  • 1935
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