Blue Mountain Pioneers single work   poetry   "The dauntless three! For twenty days and nights"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1880... 1880 Blue Mountain Pioneers
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Notes

  • The version of this poem which was published in the Sydney Mail in December 1880 included two lines (9-10) that were omitted from the subsequently published version: 'And where the ancient earthquake's chronicles/Are stamped on brindled rocks and harsh blackfells'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Mail vol. 30 no. 1068 25 December 1880 Z1770323 1880 newspaper issue 1880 Section: Illustrated Supplement
  • Appears in:
    y The Freeman's Journal vol. 63 no. 3859 30 January 1913 10683697 1913 newspaper issue 1913 pg. 8
Notes:
This version omits lines 9-10 from the version that appeared in the Sydney Mail in December 1880.

Works about this Work

The Pioneer Legend and Its Legacy : In Memory of John Hirst Richard Waterhouse , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 103 no. 1 2017; (p. 7-25)

'In a famous study, The Australian Legend, first published in 1958, Russel Ward argued that the bush legend was the central foundation story that explained the evolution of Australian character and nationalism. Ward's version of the legend explained how from convict times onwards itinerant bush workers had created and adhered to an ethos that encompassed mateship, anti-authoritarianism (including hostility to Britain and its empire), egalitarianism, and adaptability. Although the bush legend allegedly originated with and was nurtured by a bush proletariat, Ward proposed that this regional ethos became a national creed at the turn of the 20th century, transmitted from rural to urban Australia through conduits that included the trade union movement, periodicals like The Bulletin, and the work of writers like Lawson and Paterson. (Publication abstract)

The Pioneer Legend and Its Legacy : In Memory of John Hirst Richard Waterhouse , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 103 no. 1 2017; (p. 7-25)

'In a famous study, The Australian Legend, first published in 1958, Russel Ward argued that the bush legend was the central foundation story that explained the evolution of Australian character and nationalism. Ward's version of the legend explained how from convict times onwards itinerant bush workers had created and adhered to an ethos that encompassed mateship, anti-authoritarianism (including hostility to Britain and its empire), egalitarianism, and adaptability. Although the bush legend allegedly originated with and was nurtured by a bush proletariat, Ward proposed that this regional ethos became a national creed at the turn of the 20th century, transmitted from rural to urban Australia through conduits that included the trade union movement, periodicals like The Bulletin, and the work of writers like Lawson and Paterson. (Publication abstract)

Last amended 5 Apr 2011 15:23:40
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Blue Mountains, Sydney,
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