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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 This is Home : Essential Australian Poems for Children
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'In This Is Home, much-loved author Jackie French has gathered a poem for every child and every mood. What do you feel like doing today? Sit beside a bush campfire with Oodgeroo Noonuccal, watch people going by with Henry Lawson, float away with Alison Lester, learn to read with Andy Griffiths or be brave with Shaun Tan. 

Ideal for sharing with the whole family, this extensively illustrated edition brings together old favourites and sure-to-be new favourites in an indispensable addition to children's bookshelves. From poems that whisper to poems that roar, from words of tranquillity and heartbreak to those of the witty and absurd, there is something within these pages to make everyone feel at home.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:National Library of Australia , 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Nations of 60,000 Yearsi"In the beginning", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. [4])
The Pasti"Let no one say the past is dead.", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 5)
Homei"To roll down the 3 hills to home,", Bronwyn Bancroft , single work poetry (p. 6)
Colonyi"The waves had left driftwood from across the world", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. 8)
[From] Botany Bayi"Farewell to Old England forever,", extract poetry (p. 9)
[From] The Wild Colonial Boyi"It's of a wild colonial boy Jack Doolan was his name", extract poetry (p. 12)
The Stolen Landi"The land was changed with fences,", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Glass Mani"Prison trousers", Mark Greenwood , single work poetry (p. 15)
The Cross of the Southi"'Twas the month of December, the year '54,", single work poetry (p. 16)
A Hard Landi"The poor and the persecuted", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. 18)
[From] The Shearer's Wifei"Before the glare o'dawn I rise", Louis Esson , single work poetry (p. 19)
[From] The Women of the Westi"They left the vine-wreathed cottage and the mansion on the hill,", George Essex Evans , extract poetry (p. 21)
[From] A Bush Christmasi"The sun burns hotly thro' the gums", C. J. Dennis , extract poetry (p. 22-23)
Heroes and Legendsi"Ships brought the starving, seeking hope.", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. 26)
[From] Nine Miles from Gundagaii"I've done my share of shearing sheep,", Jack Moses , extract poetry (p. 27)
The Sashi"'Now, don't you take the shortcut, Dick, that runs beside the creek.'", Stephen Whiteside , single work poetry (p. 28-30)
Clancy of the Overflowi"I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 32-)
The Man from Snowy Riveri"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 36-39)
Waltzing Matilda : Carrying a Swagi"Oh! there once was a swagman camped in the billabong,", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 40)
A Nation Forged in Drought and Hardshipi"Drought turned hills to skulls", Jackie French , single work poetry (p. 42)

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