Published in the Northern Territory Times with this introduction: 'The following doggerel rhapsody was recited at a convivial meeting (not a tripe supper) held on the Union a short time ago. The composer ['A Local Loafer'] has not been heard of since.'
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'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)