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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse
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Notes

  • Divided into nine sections: The City Life, Life on the Land, Parodies, Comments and Curses, Tall Stories, Personalities, Philosophy and All That, Legends and Myths, and A Bestiary.
  • With glossary, index of authors, and index of first lines.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1984 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Australian Dreami"The doorbell buzzed. It was past three o'clock.", David Campbell , single work poetry humour (p. 3-4)
The Nocturne in the Corner Phoneboxi"Someone is playing a trombone", Andrew Taylor , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Wanted : Dead Bishopsi"Our bishops are birds of passage", single work poetry (p. 5-6)
The Man from Ironbarki"It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry humour (p. 6-7)
No Salei"All this year we've hardly turned a wheel. Trading's as slow as a funeral.", Ronald McCuaig , single work poetry humour (p. 9)
Poem Against the Rag Tradei"Australians are supposed to be bronzed and wiry and slender", Bill Scott , single work poetry (p. 10)
Lay of the Motor Cari"We're away! and the wind whistles shrewd", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Utopia of Lord Mayor Howardi"His delicate fingers, moving among the roses,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Year of the Foxesi"When I was ten, my mother, having sold", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 13)
Fencer's Yarni"I used to reckon drovers was the wildest bunch of coots", Graham Jenkin , single work poetry humour (p. 14-15)
Unsolicited Sonnet to a Sydney Policemani"Hail, angel of the public comfort stations,", David Martin , single work poetry satire (p. 16)
I Wouldn't be Lord Mayori"A chap I was talking to in a pub was telling me", Ian Mudie , single work poetry satire (p. 16-17)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Beatitudesi"Blessed are the files marked ACTION in the INWARD tray", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
The Stones of Goshi"Now, here is a tale of the Glugs of Gosh,", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry humour satire (p. 19-22)
A Husband's Stratagem The Resourceful Husbandi"An ill-fed husband bought a book", Ronald McCuaig , single work poetry humour (p. 23)
Said Hanrahani"'We'll all be rooned,' said Hanrahan,", 'John O'Brien' , single work poetry humour (p. 27-29)
The Road to Nullaginei"I am with a survey party in the place that God forgot,", single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Daley's Dorg Wattlei"'You can talk about yer sheep dorgs,' said the man from Allan's Creek,", W. T. Goodge , single work poetry humour (p. 31)
A Tail of a Kangarooi"It wasn't on the Chinee Coast, nor yet upon Japan,", Anonymous (fl. 1874) , single work poetry (p. 32-33)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1984 .
      Extent: xv, 252p.p.
      ISBN: 0140423214

Works about this Work

Looking Beyond the Bowyangs: A Critique of Australian Ballad Anthologies Keith McKenry , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 147 1997; (p. 25-30)
Untitled D. Anderson , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 11-17 January 1985; (p. 30)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Humor Demand is Nicely Judged Philip Neilsen , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 March 1985; (p. 14)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Untitled Peter Lugg , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 December 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of The Skylight Robert Gray , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Exploration of Myths and Magic Bruce Beaver , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 15-16 December 1984; (p. 14)

— Review of The Truth about Unicorns Doris Brett , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Exploration of Myths and Magic Bruce Beaver , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 15-16 December 1984; (p. 14)

— Review of The Truth about Unicorns Doris Brett , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Untitled Peter Lugg , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 December 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of The Skylight Robert Gray , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Humor Demand is Nicely Judged Philip Neilsen , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 March 1985; (p. 14)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Untitled D. Anderson , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 11-17 January 1985; (p. 30)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse 1984 anthology poetry
Looking Beyond the Bowyangs: A Critique of Australian Ballad Anthologies Keith McKenry , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 147 1997; (p. 25-30)
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