Ode to West Australia single work   poetry   "Land of Forrests, fleas and flies,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1899... 1899 Ode to West Australia
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Notes:
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.
  • Appears in:
    y The West Australian Sunday Times 4 June 1899 Z942695 1899 newspaper issue 1899 pg. 5
    Note: Reprinted with the heading: "Pleasing Pome (sic) from a Sydney Paper"
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    y Wide Domain : Western Australian Themes and Images Bruce Bennett (editor), William Grono (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 Z37247 1979 anthology correspondence poetry drama short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 pg. 5
    Note: Listed as "anon." in this anthology.
  • Appears in:
    y Margins : A West Coast Selection of Poetry 1829-1988 William Grono (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 Z141535 1988 anthology poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 pg. 107-108
  • Appears in:
    y Western Australian Writing : An Online Anthology John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003 Z1075006 2003 anthology poetry autobiography biography correspondence essay extract prose short story Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003
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    y 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. 330-331
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    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    '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).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 79-80
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    y The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Tracy Ryan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2017 8848074 2017 anthology poetry

    '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)

    North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2017
    pg. 107
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