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  • Author:agent A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1917... 1917 Saltbush Bill, J. P., and Other Verses
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  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Cornstalk Publishing , 1924 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Song of the Wheati"We have sung the song of the droving days,", A. B. Paterson , 1914 single work poetry (p. [1]-3)
Brumby's Runi"It lies beyond the western pines", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 4-6)
Saltbush Bill on the Patriarchsi"Come all ye little rouseabouts and climb upon my knee;", A. B. Paterson , 1903 single work poetry

Saltbush Bill tells the story of a successful sheep farmer using the biblical story of Isaac and Jacob as a metaphor.

(p. 7-12)
The Reverend Mullineuxi"I'd reckon his weight at eight-stun-eight,", A. B. Paterson , 1899 single work poetry humour (p. 13-14)
Saltbush Bill, J.P.i"Beyond the land where Leichhardt went,", A. B. Paterson , 1905 single work poetry

After a long life of droving Saltbush Bill is appointed a J.P. But he is disappointed to find no mention of pay until he finds, in his contract, the line "A magistrate may charge a pound/For inquest on a fire." Bill and the local indigenous population collude to make good use of this provision.

(p. 17-21)
The Riders in the Standi"There's some that ride the Robbo style, and bump at every stride;", A. B. Paterson , 1903 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Waltzing Matilda : Carrying a Swagi"Oh! there once was a swagman camped in the billabong,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
In Defence of the Bush : An Answer to Various Bardsi"Well, I've waited mighty patient while they all came rolling in,", A. B. Paterson , 1892 single work poetry satire (p. [26]-31)
T.Y.S.O.N.i"Across the Queensland border line", A. B. Paterson , 1917 single work poetry (p. 32-34)
As Long as Your Eyes are Bluei"Wilt thou love me, sweet, when my hair is grey,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry (p. 35-36)
The "Bottle-oh" Mani"I ain't the kind of bloke as takes to any steady job -", A. B. Paterson , 1899 single work poetry humour (p. 37-38)
The Story of Mongrel Greyi"This is the story the stockman told,", A. B. Paterson , 1917 single work poetry (p. 39-42)
Gilhooley's Estatei"Oh, Mr. Gilhooley, he turned up his toes,", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry humour (p. 43-45)
The Road to Hogan's Gapi"Now look, you see, it's this way like-", A. B. Paterson , 1914 single work poetry humour (p. 46-51)
A Singer of the Bushi"There is waving of grass in the breeze", A. B. Paterson , 1917 single work poetry (p. [52])
"Shouting" for a Cameli"It was over at Coolgardie that a mining speculator,", A. B. Paterson , 1896 single work poetry humour (p. [53]-55)
Mulligan's Marei"Oh, Mulligan's bar was a deuce of a place", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry humour (p. [56]-59)
The Mountain Squatteri"Here in my mountain home,", A. B. Paterson , 1915 single work poetry (p. [60]-64)
Pioneersi"They came of bold and roving stock that would not fixed abide;", A. B. Paterson , 1896 single work poetry (p. [65]-66)
Santa Claus in the Bushi"It chanced out back at the Christmas time,", A. B. Paterson , 1906 single work poetry (p. [67]-71)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1917 .
      Extent: 137p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Frontispiece and vignette by Lionel Lindsay.
      Series: y separately published work icon Pocket Editions for the Trenches Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1916-1918 Z1309361 1916 series - publisher

      Published by Angus and Robertson in during the First World War, these small-format editions (14.5cm X 11.5cm.) were designed to fit the tunic pockets of the Anzacs. Each volume was published with a full colour dustjacket, frontispiece and title page vignette. 'Into their presentation was poured much love and care and, despite the necessary wartime frugality which generally restricted the use of all but monotone printing, the work of three outstanding illustrators was commissioned to be reproduced in full colour. Most of those illustrated editions left the country never to return and so copies are ... rare... It is interesting to speculate the effect these illustrations may have had on the troops - Norman Lindsay's dusty droving and homestead scenes, Lionel Lindsay's magnificent wild brumbies and his grandfatherly Saltbush surrounded by "little rouseabouts", Hal Gye's soldiers from an earlier conflict, ramrod straight on sentry duty or in the saddle' (Publishers note, Collected Verse of A. B. Paterson,1982, p.vii-viii).

      In 2018, HarperCollins republished the series (under the imprint Angus and Robertson) to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2018 .
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      Extent: 152p.p.
      Edition info: Facsimile of 1917 ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published 9 April 2018.

      ISBN: 9781460756058, 1460756053

Works about this Work

Radio Influences Children's Reading Eve Pownall , 1946 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , September vol. 1 no. 3 1946; (p. 102)
Pownall outlines the collaboration between the New South Wales Department of Education and the Schools Broadcast Division of the ABC to broadcast books to children.
"Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses" 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 14 March 1917; (p. 36)

— Review of Saltbush Bill, J. P., and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , 1917 selected work poetry
Untitled 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 March vol. 38 no. 1934 1917; (p. 2)

— Review of Saltbush Bill, J. P., and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , 1917 selected work poetry
Untitled 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 March vol. 38 no. 1934 1917; (p. 2)

— Review of Saltbush Bill, J. P., and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , 1917 selected work poetry
"Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses" 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 14 March 1917; (p. 36)

— Review of Saltbush Bill, J. P., and Other Verses A. B. Paterson , 1917 selected work poetry
Radio Influences Children's Reading Eve Pownall , 1946 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , September vol. 1 no. 3 1946; (p. 102)
Pownall outlines the collaboration between the New South Wales Department of Education and the Schools Broadcast Division of the ABC to broadcast books to children.
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