Aboriginal Death-Song single work   poetry   "Feet of the flying, and fierce"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1869 1869
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  • Note that Kendall wrote two different poems which at varaious points appeared under the title 'Aboriginal Death Song' - this work, and the earlier poem which became more widely known as 'Urara' (1862). Note also that this particular poem has appeared in two slightly different versions.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Punch Staff Papers : A Collection of Tales, Sketches, Etc., in Prose and Verse Sydney : Gordon and Gotch , 1872 Z1188145 1872 anthology essay poetry short story prose Sydney : Gordon and Gotch , 1872 pg. 81-82
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 355-366
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 64-65
Last amended 13 Jan 2013