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  • Author:agent Laurie Duggan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/duggan-laurie
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 The Ash Range
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

An epic poem which "gathers together in a poetry/prose schema many documents such as diaries, letters, maps, journal extracts, newspaper clippings and articles containing the history and legendry of Gippsland." (Oxford Companion to Australian Literature)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1987 .
      Extent: 270p.
      Description: illus., maps, photographs.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Don Watson, pp.1-7.
      ISBN: 0330270796
    • Exeter, Devon (County),
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Shearsman Books ,
      2005 .
      Extent: 247p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by the author, pp.8-12.
      ISBN: 0907562698

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

‘A Homemade World’ : On the Dandenong Line Laurie Duggan , 2018 single work prose
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 84 2018;

'Sometime in 1953 my parents bought a house in Clayton (Victoria, Australia), then on the edge of south-east Melbourne. We moved there from a decidedly different environment: the guest house that my Grandmother owned. This was on Beaconsfield Parade in South Melbourne. In those years that suburb was largely working class with connections to the Port Melbourne wharf and the further dockside territory along the Yarra River. This guesthouse and the country around Ensay in the Tambo valley of East Gippsland where my father was born were ghost presences as I was growing up – imaginaries of an existence I might have had (urban / rural). We would visit my uncle and aunt in Ensay (travelling by train and bus until around 1960 when we finally owned a car) and we would venture into the inner suburbs occasionally where I would get to look at the ‘slums’. I’m not sure what significance these places had for my parents or even why they wanted to take me there. It could have been as a ‘this could have happened to you’ lesson, though I suspect this was not the case. The places we visited may have had more of an affirming effect for my parents. For me, the inner suburbs were simply ‘picturesque’. In art classes at Huntingdale High School I would often draw or paint decaying buildings from the images I had taken on my box Brownie camera. These were sketchy romantic visions lifted probably from the work of Sydney artists like Sali Herman or Donald Friend (encountered in the library rather than the art gallery).'  (Introduction)

The Way Home : Laurie Duggan Ali Smith , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2016;
Mr L. D. Pamela Brown , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Jacket2 , 2012 2012;
Australian Landscape as the Language of a New Identity Roberta Falcone , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 123-136)
'The aim of this paper is to highlight the reasons of the transformation of what is called the ‘Anglo-Australian identity’ through the analysis of films, poetry and plays. Such an hyphenated identity allows the dominance of the ethnic, hybrid group who believes itself to represent the authenticity of the inhabitants of that place.' (pp. 123-124)
Pilot Light David McCooey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 29 2006;

— Review of Compared to What : Selected Poems 1971-2003 Laurie Duggan , 2005 selected work poetry ; The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry
Second Look Peter Craven , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 April 2004; (p. 25)

— Review of The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry
Australia Rules Martin Dodsworth , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Agenda , Spring/Summer vol. 41 no. 1-2 2005; (p. 169-178)

— Review of Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose , 2005 selected work poetry ; Blister Pack David McCooey , 2005 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Andrew Taylor , 2004 selected work poetry ; The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry ; Compared to What : Selected Poems 1971-2003 Laurie Duggan , 2005 selected work poetry ; The Waters of Marah : Selected Prose 1973-1995 David Miller , 2003 selected work prose ; Imageless World Michael Brennan , 2003 selected work poetry ; Doppler Effect John Kinsella , 2004 selected work poetry ; Lightning Tree John Kinsella , 1996 selected work poetry
Pilot Light David McCooey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 29 2006;

— Review of Compared to What : Selected Poems 1971-2003 Laurie Duggan , 2005 selected work poetry ; The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry
Local Words : Laurie Duggan's Gippsland "Epic" Peter Gardner , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , November vol. 7 no. 7 1987; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry
Epic Poem a Cocktail of History Chester Eagle , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 May 1987;

— Review of The Ash Range Laurie Duggan , 1987 single work poetry
Cover Me [Borrowed Title] Laurie Duggan , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 12 2003;
Duggan comments on the issue of using another writer's words, noting that 'it's in the nature of poetry that sampling, covering, or borrowing, conscious or unconscious happens all the time'.
Literary and Artistic Versions [of the White Woman Legend] Julie Carr , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Captive White Woman of Gippsland: In Pursuit of the Legend 2001; (p. 204-246)
Discusses some specific nineteenth century accounts of the 'White Woman' and also makes connections with contemporary works.
Australian Landscape as the Language of a New Identity Roberta Falcone , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 123-136)
'The aim of this paper is to highlight the reasons of the transformation of what is called the ‘Anglo-Australian identity’ through the analysis of films, poetry and plays. Such an hyphenated identity allows the dominance of the ethnic, hybrid group who believes itself to represent the authenticity of the inhabitants of that place.' (pp. 123-124)
Mr L. D. Pamela Brown , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Jacket2 , 2012 2012;
A Place in History: "The Ash Range", Landscape and Identity Lawrence Bourke , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 17-24)
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