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Issue Details: First known date: 1957... 1957 The Death of Bert Sassenowsky
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  • Epigraph: A legend concerning the volcanic hole at Allendale in the Mount Gambier district of South Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 9 Autumn 1957 Z600143 1957 periodical issue 1957 pg. 11
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Letters vol. 4 no. 1 October 1961 Z598683 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 10-12
  • Appears in:
    y The Circus and Other Poems Max Harris , Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1961 Z984005 1961 selected work poetry Adelaide : Australian Letters , 1961 pg. 9-10
  • Appears in:
    y Modern Australian Writing Geoffrey Dutton (editor), London : Collins , 1966 Z403049 1966 anthology poetry short story London : Collins , 1966 pg. 141-143
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 322-324
  • Appears in:
    y University of Adelaide Library News vol. 13 no. 2 [December] 1991 Z652616 1991 periodical issue 1991 pg. 17-18
  • Appears in:
    y The Angry Penguin : Selected Poems of Max Harris Max Harris , Alan Brissenden (editor), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1996 Z290730 1996 selected work poetry

    'The Angry Penguin presents a rich selection of poems written throughout Max Harris's life, from the early poems of his youth to the more contemplative poems of his later years.

    'With an introduction by Alan Brissenden and a tribute by the late Alister Kershaw, The Angry Penguin is the first compilation of Max Harris's poems to be widely distributed since 1942. Providing an overview of his life's creative work, this volume demands a reassessment of Max Harris's contribution to Australian literature, firmly establishing him as an Australian lyric poet of considerable standing.

    'Max Harris's influence on Australian cultural life has been profound. In 1989 he was recognised with the award of Order of Australia 'for services to literature'. Four years later, he was cited as 'the founding father of Australian modernism in the arts' when receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of Adelaide Alumni Association.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1996
    pg. 78-80
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  • Allendale East, Mount Gambier area, South East South Australia, South Australia,
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