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The Women of the West single work   poetry   "They left the vine-wreathed cottage and the mansion on the hill,"
  • Author:agent George Essex Evans http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/evans-george-essex
Issue Details: First known date: 1901... 1901 The Women of the West
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  • First published in the Argus.

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    y separately published work icon The North Queensland Register vol. 11 no. 38 23 September 1901 Z1477664 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 23
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    y separately published work icon The Brisbane Courier 14 September 1901 Z1518733 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 13
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    y separately published work icon The Queenslander 21 September 1901 Z1757999 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 5
    Note: Contains only 8 lines of the poem
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    y separately published work icon The Argus 7 September 1901 Z1758007 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 4
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    y separately published work icon The Australasian vol. 71 no. 1851 21 September 1901 10517548 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 670
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    y separately published work icon The Capricornian vol. 27 no. 38 21 September 1901 12379039 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 8
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    y separately published work icon The Secret Key and Other Verses George Essex Evans , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1906 Z415264 1906 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1906 pg. 8-10
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    y separately published work icon An Anthology of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 Z407025 1907 anthology poetry A selection of published and previously unpublished verse 'representative of the best short poems written by Australians or inspired by Australian scenery and conditions of life, - "Australian" in this connection being used to include New Zealand.' (Introduction, p. vii) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 pg. 142-144
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    y separately published work icon The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909 Z59189 1909 anthology poetry humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909 pg. 155-157
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    y separately published work icon School Paper for Classes V and VI no. 120 July 1909 Z1629720 1909 periodical issue 1909 pg. [81]
    Note: Extract from The Secret Key and Other Verses with photograph: 'George Essex Evans'.
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    y separately published work icon The Daily Advertiser 17 October 1913 11388236 1913 newspaper issue 1913 pg. 4
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    y separately published work icon The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII no. 268 May 1922 Z1618141 1922 periodical issue children's 1922 pg. 57
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    y separately published work icon A Book of Queensland Verse J. J. Stable , A. E. M. Kirwood , Brisbane : Queensland Book Depot , 1924 Z545108 1924 anthology poetry Brisbane : Queensland Book Depot , 1924 pg. 51-52
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    y separately published work icon The Daily Mail 10 August 1924 Z1383710 1924 newspaper issue 1924 pg. 15
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    y separately published work icon Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 Z521150 1913 anthology poetry Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925 pg. 38-39
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    y separately published work icon The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII no. 330 December 1927 Z1512288 1927 periodical issue children's 1927 pg. 169-170
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    y separately published work icon The Victorian Reading-Books : Eighth Book Victorian Readers : Eighth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1928 Z1428467 1928 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1928 pg. 69-71
    Note: Illustration: 'On the frontiers of the nation' by G. C. Benson (q.v.), 69.
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    y separately published work icon The Cairns Post 4 August 1930 Z1790608 1930 newspaper issue 1930 pg. 4
    Note: Extract, verses 1, 4, 5 and 6 only
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    y separately published work icon The West Australian 17 April 1934 Z1790683 1934 newspaper issue 1934 pg. 3
    Note: Extract, 8 lines of the poem only
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    y separately published work icon The Cairns Post 15 February 1934 Z1790685 1934 newspaper issue 1934 pg. 10
    Note: Extract, first four lines of the poem only
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    y separately published work icon The Queenslander 5 October 1938 Z1388259 1938 newspaper issue 1938 pg. 4
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    y separately published work icon The Victorian Reading-Books : Eighth Book Victorian Readers : Eighth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1928 Z1428467 1928 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 64-66
    Note: Illustration: 'On the frontiers of the nation' by G. C. Benson (q.v.), 64.
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    y separately published work icon Australian Bush Songs and Ballads Will Lawson (editor), Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 Z331491 1944 anthology poetry Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1944 pg. 27-28
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    y separately published work icon An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 6472657 1952 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 85
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    y separately published work icon Favourite Australian Poems Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z337064 1963 anthology poetry humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 pg. 109
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    y separately published work icon From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 175-177
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    y separately published work icon Bards in the Wilderness : Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 Adrian Mitchell (editor), Brian Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 Z429552 1970 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 pg. 123-124
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    y separately published work icon Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 73-74
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    y separately published work icon Along the Western Road : Bush Stories and Ballads Percy Lindsay (illustrator), London Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 Z1399376 1981 anthology poetry short story London Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 pg. 20
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    y separately published work icon A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 Z363730 1982 anthology poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 pg. 108
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    y separately published work icon This Australia vol. 1 no. 4 Spring 1982 Z606277 1982 periodical issue 1982 pg. 73
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    y separately published work icon The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 50-51
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    y separately published work icon My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 430
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    y separately published work icon A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z61919 1991 anthology poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 27-28
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    y separately published work icon 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. 254-255
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    y separately published work icon The Romance of the Stockman : The Lore, Legend and Literature of Australia's Outback Heroes Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993 Z182618 1993 anthology prose poetry extract biography Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993 pg. 222
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    y separately published work icon The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature Michael Ackland (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z203182 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography humour satire crime Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 171
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    y separately published work icon The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 50-51
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    y separately published work icon Classic Australian Verse Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 Z864790 2001 anthology poetry Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 pg. 55-56
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    y separately published work icon Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 114-115
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    y separately published work icon An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 283
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    y separately published work icon The Book of Australian Popular Rhymed Verse : A Classic Collection of Entertaining and Recitable Poems and Verse : From Henry Lawson to Barry Humphries Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 Z1495972 2008 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 pg. 108
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    y separately published work icon 60 Classic Australian Poems for Children Chris Cheng (editor), Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009 Z1656747 2009 anthology poetry children's

    'The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!

    'No matter if we grew up reciting these classic poems at school, quote from them on important occasions or are meeting them for the first time, there is no doubt that these classic poems embody what it is to be Australian.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009
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    y separately published work icon A Single Tree : Voices from the Bush Don Watson , Melbourne : Penguin Random House Australia , 2016 9841220 2016 anthology poetry essay correspondence short story

    'A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson’s award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. Each of these varied contributors – settlers, explorers, anthropologists, naturalists, stockmen, surveyors, itinerants, artists and writers– represents a particular place and time. Men in awe of the landscape or cursing it; aspiring to subdue and exploit it or finding themselves defeated by it. Women reflecting on the land’s harshness and beauty, on the strangeness of their lives, their pleasures and miseries, the character and behaviour of the men. Europeans writing about indigenous Australians, sometimes with intelligent sympathy and curiosity but often with contempt, and often describing acts of startling brutality.

    This collection comprises diary extracts, memoirs, journals, letters, histories, poems and fiction, and follows the same loose themes of The Bush. The science of the landscape and climate, and the way we have perceived them. Our deep and sentimental connection to the land, and our equally deep ignorance and abuse of it. The heroic myths and legends. The enchantments. The bush as a formative and defining element in Australian culture, self-image and character. The flora and fauna, the waterways, the colours. The heroic, self-defining stories, the bizarre and terrible, and the ones lost in the deep silences.

    There are accounts of journeys, of work and recreation, of religious observance, of creation and destruction. Stories of uncanny events, peculiar and fantastic characters, deep ironies, and of land unlimited. And musings on what might be the future of the bush: as a unique environment, a food bowl, a mine, a wellspring of national identity . . .

    From Dampier and Tasman to Tim Flannery and assorted contemporary farmers, environmentalists and grey nomads, these pieces represent a vast array of experiences, perspectives and knowledge. A Single Tree is an essential companion to its brilliant predecessor.

    Melbourne : Penguin Random House Australia , 2016
    pg. 112-114

Works about this Work

George Essex Evans, 1863-1909, Poet of Toowoomba Ross Fitzgerald , 1989 single work biography
— Appears in: Imago , September vol. 1 no. 2 1989; (p. 53)
The Drinkers of the West i "They left their tear-stained women in the glasshouse", George the Dragonslayer , 1988 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 21 1988; (p. i)
The Drinkers of the West i "They left their tear-stained women in the glasshouse", George the Dragonslayer , 1988 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 21 1988; (p. i)
George Essex Evans, 1863-1909, Poet of Toowoomba Ross Fitzgerald , 1989 single work biography
— Appears in: Imago , September vol. 1 no. 2 1989; (p. 53)
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