y Trucaninni's Dirge single work   poetry   "Thro the forests deep the slow rains weep,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1876 1876
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'And the place thereof shall know them no more.' - Psalm 103, v. 16.
  • Epigraph: 'They make a solitude, and call it peace.' - Byron.
  • Author's note: Trucaninni, the last of the Tasmanian aborigines, died May 8, 1876, aged 73 years.
  • Author's note: [Trucaninni's] last words were, 'Don't let them cut me up, but bury me behind one of the mountains.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      Sydney, New South Wales,: 1876 .
      Printed by City Press
      Extent: 4p.
  • Appears in:
    y River of Verse : A Tasmanian Journey 1800-2004 Helen Gee (editor), Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 Z1174411 2004 anthology poetry lyric/song extract Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 pg. 25-27
    Note: The Editor attributes this work to "R.A.' and omits the two Author's notes.
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