The Bastard from the Bush [1986] single work   poetry   humour   "As night was falling slowly on city, town and bush,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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Attributed in part to Henry Lawson
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Existed in oral form in the 19th century
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Revised in 1892
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Revised version titled 'The Captain of the Push : A Sydney Ballad of the "Gory Bleeders"' and first appeared in The Bulletin on 26 March 1892.
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 83-84
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    y Sydney's Poems : A Selection on the Occasion of the City's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 1842-1992 Robert Gray (editor), Vivian Smith (editor), Leichhardt : Primavera Press , 1992 Z309309 1992 anthology poetry humour Leichhardt : Primavera Press , 1992 pg. 9-11
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    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. 214-216
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 83-84
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 314-315
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    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 369-371
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 138-140

Works about this Work

A City's Poems, Including Beauty and The Bastard Sally Loane , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 November 1992; (p. 10)
Filming a Poem Les Murray , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blocks and Tackles : articles and essays 1982 to 1990 1990; (p. 88-106) The Paperbark Tree : selected prose 1992; (p. 274-289) A Working Forest : Selected Prose 1997; (p. 330-343) The Quality of Sprawl : thoughts about Australia 1999; (p. 135-158)
The Bastard from the Bush H. A. Lindsay , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Summer (1957-1958) vol. 2 no. 1 1957; (p. 65-67)
Filming a Poem Les Murray , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blocks and Tackles : articles and essays 1982 to 1990 1990; (p. 88-106) The Paperbark Tree : selected prose 1992; (p. 274-289) A Working Forest : Selected Prose 1997; (p. 330-343) The Quality of Sprawl : thoughts about Australia 1999; (p. 135-158)
A City's Poems, Including Beauty and The Bastard Sally Loane , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 November 1992; (p. 10)
The Bastard from the Bush H. A. Lindsay , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Summer (1957-1958) vol. 2 no. 1 1957; (p. 65-67)
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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