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An Idol of New Barataria single work   poetry   satire   "He was born - but in mercy I'll gallop along,"
  • Author:agent Henry Kendall
Issue Details: First known date: 1881... 1881 An Idol of New Barataria
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  • A witty satirical poem on the Australian obsession with sporting prowess and sporting heroes, and the corresponding disregard for intellectual culture. The subject of the poem was the champion rower Edward Trickett (1851-1916), who was idolised in the Australian colonies during the later 1870s.

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