y 'I Dips me Lid' to the Sydney Harbour Bridge single work   poetry   "'Young Sir,' 'e sez...Like that...It made me feel"
  • Author: C. J. Dennis http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dennis-c-j-clarence-james
Issue Details: First known date: 1932... 1932 'I Dips me Lid' to the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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A poetic dialogue between Dennis' famous character "The Sentimental Bloke" and Arthur Phillip, founding governor of New South Wales, on Sydney and the new Harbour Bridge.


  • Published gratis as a promotional device for Lewis Berger & Sons, paint manufacturers. An advertisement on the last page of the original publication states that '60,000 gallons of Berger's Paint ... were used for the protection of the steel-work of the Sydney Harbour Bridge'. On several occasions in the poem, Dennis uses the Berger slogan, 'Keeps On Keeping On'.

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Link: Web resource: Sighted: 19/09/2002.
Last amended 14 Mar 2011 08:26:28
  • Sydney Harbour, Sydney,
  • 1930s
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