Coat of Arms single work   poetry   "My name is Francis Macnamara,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] Elizabeth Webby (editor), Philip Butterss (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z136407 1993 anthology poetry humour satire Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 46
  • 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. 11
    Note: The Editor titles the poem '1842 Coat of Arms' and states that it comes from 'the manuscript of James Lester Burke, ed, The Adventures of Martin Cash (1870) [and that the] lines were recited by MacNamara to his fellow convicts in Port Arthur as they celebrated Christmas of 1842.' (p.233)
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