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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Regent Bowerbirds
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  • Author's note: This poem originated in photographic images and information sourced from the collections of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Green Dance : Tamborine Mountain Poems Jena Woodhouse , Tamborine : Calanthe Press , 2018 14349807 2018 selected work poetry

    'For the best part of a decade, from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, my family and I were included in the informal list of house guests at Abydos, Dr Val Vallis's rainforest retreat at The Knoll, North Tamborine. Dr Vallis (1916-2009), who preferred to be known as Val, a distinguished poet and Reader in English in what was then the University of Queensland's English Department, had been a friend and mentor to me during my undergraduate years. Val's offer to lend me the key to Abydos was a gift that opened the way to a place of profound natural beauty, inspiration and creativity, and the poems in this Tamborine Mountain collection, Green Dance, are the direct result of that magnanimous gesture.' (Foreword introduction)

    Tamborine : Calanthe Press , 2018
    pg. 17
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Eureka Street vol. 28 no. 20 7 October 2018 15257108 2018 periodical issue 2018 pg. http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/scenes-from-tamborine-mountain
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