Kerrassu: An Aboriginal Song single work   poetry   "The gums in the gully stand gloomy and stark;"
  • Author: Henry Kendall
Issue Details: First known date: 1861... 1861 Kerrassu: An Aboriginal Song
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  • This poem appeared in Bell's Life in Sydney in November 1861 titled 'Kerrassu: An Aboriginal Song'. Kendall subsequently changed the name of the protagonist to 'Kooroora', which brought about a change of title, and the substitution of the name 'Kooroora' in the text of the poem (where it is repeated at the end of each verse).

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Alternative title: Kooroora

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