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Lament for Ethel Governor single work   poetry   "Along the bushy scarp"
Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 Lament for Ethel Governor
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  • Author's note: By 1900 the Aboriginal population of New South Wales had been reduced to one-tenth of its original size. Jimmie Governor was a half-caste Aboriginal married to a white woman...Eleven months after he was hung, his wife Ethel, aged twenty, married a white man. She bore him ten children, seven of whom were girls. (appears on p. 78)

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    y separately published work icon Filigree in Blood Robyn Rowland , Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1982 Z478748 1982 selected work poetry This selection of Rowland's work spans the period living on the south coast of New South Wales, the three years she spent in New Zealand (1978-1980), and her subsequent return to Australia. (Source: back cover) Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1982 pg. 80-81
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