Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
Minor title variations appear in texts
"'The first the day', says bottle-nosed Jock,",
1940-1949Z3889501940-1949single work poetry Epic poem in 16 numbered parts.
E. Morris Miller and Frederick T. Macartney's Australian Literature: A Bibliography to 1938: Extended to 1950 (1956) :448 comments:'Glencoe is a sequence of ballads having for its theme the Highland Massacre in 1691. The first and last, by way of prologue and epilogue, introduce, in a tavern some months after the event, Bottle-nosed Jock, whose tipsily vehement condemnation of the atrocity gains force from the revelation of his connection with the Campbell clan primarily responsible for it. In the rest of the poems, which are mostly in dialect, incidents of the massacre are described in a variety of metres in the border-ballad manner, ...'.Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1947
yTwo Centuries of Australian PoetryMark O'Connor
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988Z3222471988anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988