The Native's Lament single work   poetry   "Oh! Where are the wilds I once sported among,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1826 1826
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Notes

  • In the Colonial Times, the author is designated as '****'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Colonial Times, and Tasmanian Advertiser 5 May 1826 Z613936 1826 newspaper issue 1826 pg. 4
  • 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. 72-73
  • 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. 5-6
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 68-69

Works about this Work

Wild Speech, Tame Speech, Real Speech? Written Renditions of Aboriginal Australian Speech, 1788-1850 Penny Van Toorn , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 166-178)
The Aboriginal in Early Australian Literature Elizabeth Webby , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 40 no. 1 1980; (p. 45-63)
Wild Speech, Tame Speech, Real Speech? Written Renditions of Aboriginal Australian Speech, 1788-1850 Penny Van Toorn , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 166-178)
The Aboriginal in Early Australian Literature Elizabeth Webby , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 40 no. 1 1980; (p. 45-63)
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