The Ballad of the Drover single work   poetry   "Across the stony ridges, across the rolling plain,"
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1889... 1889 The Ballad of the Drover
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Notes:
Comprises 80 lines.
  • Appears in:
    y Songs for All Seasons : 100 Poems for Young People Rosemary Dobson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z473676 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 83-85
  • Appears in:
    y The ABC Book of Australian Poetry : A Treasury of Poems for Children Libby Hathorn , Pymble : ABC Books , 2010 Z1703020 2010 anthology poetry

    ''I am the river, gently flowing, as I wind my way to the sea.' (Mary Duroux)

    'Follow the river of poetry through country, town, the bush, the four seasons, night and day and explore the Australian landscape through the eyes of our best Australian poets.

    'In this beautiful collection of poems for children, award-winning author and poet, Libby Hathorn, has brought together favourites such as those by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and C.J. Dennis, as well as more contemporary poems by Steven Herrick, Eva Johnson, Les A. Murray and others.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.
     

    Pymble : ABC Books , 2010
    pg. 102-105 Section: Part 3. All Along the River : My Country

Works about this Work

The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
Ballad of the Drover i "Past stony ridge", Gwen Melvaine , 1983 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 26)
Ballad of the Drover 1889 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 23 March vol. 39 no. 1002 1889; (p. 29)
This is a correction to a spelling error in the third line of the fourth verse of The Ballad of the Drover by Henry Lawson which appeared in The Australian Town and Country Journal of March 9 1889. There is also an explanation for the choice of word used.
Ballad of the Drover 1889 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 23 March vol. 39 no. 1002 1889; (p. 29)
This is a correction to a spelling error in the third line of the fourth verse of The Ballad of the Drover by Henry Lawson which appeared in The Australian Town and Country Journal of March 9 1889. There is also an explanation for the choice of word used.
Ballad of the Drover i "Past stony ridge", Gwen Melvaine , 1983 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 26)
The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
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