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In the Wide Domain anthology, The first line is "Land of Forests..." whereas in the Margins anthology, the first line is "Land of Forrests..." It is likely that the pun on the Forrest family was deliberate. It was published in The Sunday Times on 4 June 1899 (sighted) with the spelling as "Forrests". The author was not stated. The slightly earlier publication in the Kalgoorlie Sun has not been sighted, as yet.
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'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).
'The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state’s poets from the 19th century to today.
'Featuring work from 128 poets, and accompanied by biographical notes and an introductory essay by editors John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, this watershed anthology brings together the poems that have contributed to and defined the way that Western Australians see themselves.' (Publication summary)