y Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes anthology   prose   criticism   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Sydney University Press in association with Oxford University Press , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
G. A. Wilkes and Australian Literature, Elizabeth Webby , 1992 single work criticism (p. 1-9)
The Case of the Stolen Jumbuck, Stephen Knight , 1992 single work criticism (p. 24-35, 238-241)
Fossicking About the Territory : Testing for Specimens of an Australian Narrative Dialect, John F. Burrows , 1992 single work criticism (p. 36-53, 241-250)
Sound Symbolism in Henry Lawson's Poetry, Alex I. Jones , 1992 single work criticism (p. 54-60)
`Influenced by D'Annunzio' : 'Maurice Guest' and the Romantic Agony, A. P. Riemer , 1992 single work criticism (p. 61-78)
Cranky Jacks : Men Without Women in Steele Rudd's 'On Our Selection' and Lennie Lower's 'Here's Luck', P. D. Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
Edwards examines the similarities between Rudd's Cranky Jack and Lower's Jack Gudgeon, concluding that, while the destruction committed by both characters indirectly affects womenfolk through their menfolk, only Jack Gudgeon is conscious of this. Despite the chaos produced by the men in these stories, women are able to maintain domestic stability, reflecting negatively on the behaviour and character of the men.
(p. 79-90)
The Boundaries of Civility : Colonial Discourse in Popular Fiction of the First Commonwealth Decade, Robert Dixon , 1992 single work criticism (p. 91-102)
The Ambivalence of C.E.W. Bean, Adrian Mitchell , 1992 single work criticism biography (p. 103-114)
`The Nothing... Neither Long Nor Short' : Attitudes to Death in the Work of Kenneth Slessor, Dennis Haskell , 1992 single work criticism (p. 115-127)
Australian Modernism : The Case of Kenneth Slessor, Vivian Smith , 1992 single work criticism (p. 128-141)
Names in Stead's "Seven Poor Men of Sydney", Margaret Harris , 1992 single work criticism (p. 142-153)
Patrick White, Vivisector, Jennifer Gribble , 1992 single work criticism (p. 154-167)
The Modern Australian Short Story, Michael Wilding , 1992 single work criticism (p. 168-175)
`I'm Going to America in My Mind' : The American Presence in Australian Writing, 1960-1990, Don Anderson , 1992 single work criticism (p. 176-190)
The Advancing Wave : Australian Literary Biography Since 1980, Brian Kiernan , 1992 single work criticism (p. 191-203)
Michael Gow's Away : The Shakespeare Connection, Penny Gay , 1992 single work criticism (p. 204-213)
'Bow to Your Partner' : Social Conventions of Genre in Contemporary Australian Poetry, Rosemary Huisman , 1992 single work criticism (p. 214-225)
David Malouf, Francis Webb and Australian Religious Consciousness, Jim Tulip , 1992 single work criticism (p. 226-237)
Bold Jack Donahoe [Donahoo]i"In Dublin Town I was brought up, in that city of great fame,", 1905 single work poetry (p. 238-239)
The Wild Colonial Boyi"'Tis of a wild Colonial boy, Jack Doolan was his name", 1905 single work poetry

'The Wild Colonial Boy' is a traditional Irish/Australian ballad of which there are many different versions. It has been argued that the original version was really about Jack Donahoe (variously spelled Donahoo or Donahue), an Irish transport who arrived at Sydney Cove in 1825, and was subsequently convicted of highway robbery and sentenced to death. He escaped and waged a guerrilla war against the wealthy for more than two years in the country around Sydney. On September 1st 1830 he was ambushed by a police party near Cambelltown and shot dead, his companions Webber and Warmsley escaping into the bush. This version was eventually outlawed as seditious so the name of the protagonist changed.

The resulting Irish version is about a young emigrant, named Jack Duggan, who left the town of Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, for Australia in the 1800s. According to the song (and in keeping with the true story of Jack Donahoe), he spent his time there 'robbing from the rich to feed the poor'. In the song, the protagonist is fatally wounded in an ambush when his heart is pierced by the bullet of Fitzroy.

The Australian version has Jack Doolan (or sometimes Jack Dowling) as the protagonist, and here Castlemaine refers to the Australian town in Victoria. In both versions variation in the wording and language occurs across different sources.

In his Old Bush Songs, Banjo Patterson wrote: "it will be noticed that the same chorus is sung to both 'The Wild Colonial Boy' and 'Bold Jack Donahoo'. Several versions of both songs were sent in, but the same chorus was always made to do duty for both songs." This chorus, included in some (not all) Australian versions is as follows:


Come, all my hearties,

we'll roam the mountains high,

Together we will plunder,

together we will die.

We'll wander over valleys,

and gallop over plains,

And we'll scorn to live in

slavery, bound down with iron chains.

(p. 239-240)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Criticism in 'Transition' Ken A. Stewart , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 1 1993; (p. 100-105)
The Legacy of G.A. Wilkes David Goodman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Southern Review , July vol. 26 no. 2 1993; (p. 300-302)

— Review of Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography
The Critic's Desire John Hanrahan , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 147 1992-1993; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Peter Porter Peter Steele 1992 single work criticism ; Annals of Australian Literature 1992 single work bibliography ; Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography ; A. D. Hope Kevin Hart 1992 single work criticism ; James McAuley Lyn McCredden 1992 single work criticism
Two Viewpoints on Australian Literary Culture Catherine Cecilia Pratt , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 October 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography ; Annals of Australian Literature 1992 single work bibliography
The Critic's Desire John Hanrahan , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 147 1992-1993; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Peter Porter Peter Steele 1992 single work criticism ; Annals of Australian Literature 1992 single work bibliography ; Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography ; A. D. Hope Kevin Hart 1992 single work criticism ; James McAuley Lyn McCredden 1992 single work criticism
Two Viewpoints on Australian Literary Culture Catherine Cecilia Pratt , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 October 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography ; Annals of Australian Literature 1992 single work bibliography
The Legacy of G.A. Wilkes David Goodman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Southern Review , July vol. 26 no. 2 1993; (p. 300-302)

— Review of Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992 anthology prose criticism biography
Australian Criticism in 'Transition' Ken A. Stewart , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 1 1993; (p. 100-105)
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