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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Poets and Poetasters of Geelong, Compiled and Edited by C.P. Billot from the Collection of Roy H. Holden
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Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of William Stitt Jenkins humanitarian and poet of Geelong.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,:Geelong Regional Library , 1967 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Now You Leave Mei"Now you leave me; you forsake me;", An Aboriginal Girl , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Song of the Bushi"By the side of a dried-up creek,", H. B. (fl. 1840-1847) , single work poetry
'Another parody of "The Song of the Shirt" [by Thomas Hood].' (Webby)
(p. 18)
To an Infanti"Rest, little head, whilst you may", Douglas Sladen , single work poetry (p. 20)
Soliloquy of a Shepherdi"Like the dreamy peace of a summer's night", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 21)
Song by Weeping Willyi"I'll dash my pipe on a stringy bark", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 22)
Geelong Police Court Proceedingsi""My name is Murphy, on the Anakie Hills", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 23)
The Irish Famine of 1847i"Loud is the sound from Erin's shore", 'Moorad' , single work poetry (p. 25)
Pastoral Lifei"How happy and free when I roam the wild,", 'The Australian Shepherd' , single work poetry (p. 26)
The Fiery Creeki""His habitation so low and meek formed", Henry Chapman , single work poetry (p. 26)
Lines Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr Leichhardt Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr Leichhardt Leichhardt's Grave Lines Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr. Liechhardt [sic] Leichhardt's Grave : An Elegiac Ode on the Scarcely Doubtful Fate of the Amiable and Talented Naturalist, Leichhardt, Whose Life There is too Much Reason to Fear has been Sacrificed in the Cause of Science, Whilst Endeavouring to Effect an Overland Route to Port Essingtoni"Ye who prepare with pilgrim feet", Robert Lynd , Isaac Nathan (composer), single work lyric/song poetry
The author hopes that the relics of his 'murder'd friend' may be found and fittingly buried by the search party.
(p. 28)
Pothouse Poetry of 1849i"Although some folks are rather fast", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 30)
A Day with the Houndsi"Aurora scarce with golden ray", single work poetry (p. 31)
Johnnie Sandsi"A man whose name was Johnnie Sands", Community Song , single work poetry (p. 33)
A Songi"There's tempest in yon horned moon,", J. McGrath , single work poetry (p. 35)
Ye Melancholie Storie of Maister Timothy Browni"who, suffering from yelloe fever", George Wright , extract poetry (p. 36)
The Old Chum's Musings : Suggested by the Commencement of the Geelong and Melbourne Railway, September 20th, 1858i"Not long ago, and down the Barwon's stream,", George Wright , single work poetry (p. 40)
Mr. Buncei"'A voice prophetic whispered once", Y. O. Y. , single work poetry (p. 42)
The Spotted Gum Treei"As true type of Australia", H. F. Elsey , single work poetry (p. 43)
A Herd Laddies Lamenti"A wee laddie sat wi' the tear in his e'e", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 44)
Providence Risei"At 5 o'clock we are always up", Anonymous , single work poetry (p. 45)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

‘Geelong Checks Its Modernist Warranty’ Jo Langdon , Cameron Lowe , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 86 2018;

'In 1890, an American aeronaut named Millie Viola departs the Geelong showgrounds in a hot air balloon, in order to give an assembled crowd of onlookers a parachute jump display. Her ascension followed foiled attempts earlier in the week, but, according to the Geelong Advertiser’s archives, ‘Mademoiselle Viola’ at last ascends – to the gratification of ‘an increasingly dubious crowd’ – to around 5000 feet (1540 metres), and comes close to being swept into Corio Bay. She manages to swing her way to land and alight in Pevensey Crescent – a few hundred metres from the space in which this essay’s authors currently live and write – though another archival source suggests she instead alights on the beach. In either case, the event has an impact on her next display: The Kyneton Observer reports, on 31 May, 1890, that preparations were prolonged ‘owing to the balloon being wet, it having dropped into Corio Bay in the early part of the week, on the occasion of an exhibition at Geelong.’' (Introduction)

‘Geelong Checks Its Modernist Warranty’ Jo Langdon , Cameron Lowe , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 86 2018;

'In 1890, an American aeronaut named Millie Viola departs the Geelong showgrounds in a hot air balloon, in order to give an assembled crowd of onlookers a parachute jump display. Her ascension followed foiled attempts earlier in the week, but, according to the Geelong Advertiser’s archives, ‘Mademoiselle Viola’ at last ascends – to the gratification of ‘an increasingly dubious crowd’ – to around 5000 feet (1540 metres), and comes close to being swept into Corio Bay. She manages to swing her way to land and alight in Pevensey Crescent – a few hundred metres from the space in which this essay’s authors currently live and write – though another archival source suggests she instead alights on the beach. In either case, the event has an impact on her next display: The Kyneton Observer reports, on 31 May, 1890, that preparations were prolonged ‘owing to the balloon being wet, it having dropped into Corio Bay in the early part of the week, on the occasion of an exhibition at Geelong.’' (Introduction)

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