This poem was first published in the Australasian in August 1869. Kendall subsequently made minor alterations to the second verse, and these appear in Leaves from Australian Forests and in later publications. The second verse of the Australasian version read: 'Now Twilight, with a shadowy hand/Of wild dominionship, doth keep/Strong hold of hollow straits of land;/And watery sounds are loud and deep/By gap and steep.'
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966