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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Melbourne Odes
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Notes

  • 'This volume contains 'Melbourne and Memory', the successful entry in Centenary Poem Competition, promoted by Mr. and Mrs. James Dyer.' Cover. Miller asserts the poem was first printed in the Melbourne Herald, 11 August 1934.
  • Author's note: 'In these verses, which have appeared from time to time in various periodicals, I have followed a natural tendency to draw imaginative significance from everyday things....They are in no way revolutionary, and folk who consider them to be so, show a lack of knowledge of the development of modern verse, which is written straight from the living model, and not derived from books, about the outsides and insides of which, incidentally, I may claim a share of knowledge. But Australians have always been backward in ideas about verse'
  • Miller comments: 'A few copies of Odes I, II, III and IV were separately printed by the author in 1933 and distributed without imprint."

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Lothian , 1934 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preface [Melbourne Odes], Furnley Maurice , single work prose (p. 5-8)
Proemi"I made a town of wizard wiles,", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 11)
Melbourne and Memory: The Towers of Eveningi"The juggernauting trams and the prolonged", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 13)
Melbourne and Memory, Furnley Maurice , sequence poetry (p. 13-17)
Melbourne and Memory: Memoryi"Thoughts flutter like butterfly wings", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 14)
Melbourne and Memory: Past and Presenti"Change is a sweet and lovely sprite who brushes with a velvet pall", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Melbourne and Memory: The Gardensi"The wealth of the city hardens", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
St Paul's, 1931i"Seven stormy Fridays; clothes all draggling", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Agricultural Show, Flemington, Victoria A Melbourne Ode (The Agricultural Show, Flemington, Victoria)i"The lumbering tractor rolls its panting round,", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 19-24)
Note: With title: The Agricultural Show, Flemington, Victoria
Botanical Gardensi"Disdain not my returning", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 25)
Upon a Row of Old Boots and Shoes in a Pawnbroker's Windowi"Ah! no!", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 26-31)
Song and Dance for an Old Gentlemani"Ah, that was a mischievous glance", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
On a Grey-Haired Old Lady Knitting at an Orchestral Concert in the Melbourne Town Hall. Prices, Two and One Plus Taxi"Cast on 120 stiches,", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 34-38)
A Drinking Lullabyi"Here I am walking in the forest's dripping shadows;", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 39)
[Untitled] (from The Victoria Markets Recollected in Tranquillity)i"Winds are bleak, stars are bright,", Furnley Maurice , extract poetry (p. 40-48)
Of Memories of Many Springsi"It isn't only nineteen thirty-three;", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 49)
To the North Windi"There will be no more rest", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 50-51)
The Mad Propheti"Bullock waggons with sweating teams", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 52)
The Towers of Melbournei"The butcher brings a ladder out", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 53-54)
A Wayback in Towni"Do you not murmer together of me, you temples and towers,", Furnley Maurice , single work poetry (p. 55)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Frank Wilmot : The First Australian Modernist David Headon , 1982 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 41 no. 4 1982; (p. 469-478)
Furnley Maurice H. M. Green , 1942 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , June vol. 1 no. 9 1942; (p. 13-16)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] F. G. G. Hynes , 1936 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 June vol. 8 no. 6 1936; (p. 95)
Report of the meeting 18 May, 1936. Includes details of the Society's Short Story Competition and the addresses 'Strangers Regard Us' and 'Some Recent Australian Verse'.
Untitled 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 1935; (p. 18)

— Review of Melbourne Odes Furnley Maurice , 1934 selected work poetry prose
Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
Furnley Maurice Hymns the Modern City P. R. Stephensen , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Mercury , July no. 1 1935; (p. 89-92)

— Review of Melbourne Odes Furnley Maurice , 1934 selected work poetry prose
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 October vol. 6 no. 10 1934; (p. 194-195)

— Review of Happy Dispatches A. B. Paterson , 1934 selected work diary ; Green-Grey Homestead 'Steele Rudd' , 1933 single work short story ; Melbourne Odes Furnley Maurice , 1934 selected work poetry prose ; Comboman : A Tale of Central Australia Conrad H. Sayce , 1934 single work novel ; River Crossing 'William Hatfield' , 1934 single work novel ; Pemmican Pete and Other Verses for Children of All Ages Alan D. Mickle , 1934 selected work poetry ; Hail Victoria! Kathleen Ussher , 1934 single work prose
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 11 February vol. 7 no. 2 1935; (p. 21-23)

— Review of Hard Light Frederick T. Macartney , 1932 single work poetry ; Melbourne Odes Furnley Maurice , 1934 selected work poetry prose ; Love Redeemed William Baylebridge , 1934 selected work poetry ; Seven Poor Men of Sydney Christina Stead , 1934 single work novel ; An Eden of the Good Grant Madison Hervey , 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 1935; (p. 18)

— Review of Melbourne Odes Furnley Maurice , 1934 selected work poetry prose
Centenary Exhibition of Australian Books Nettie Palmer , 1935 single work prose
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 7 no. 1 1935; (p. 8)
Palmer praises Marion Agnew's selection of works for the exhibition.
Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] F. G. G. Hynes , 1936 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 June vol. 8 no. 6 1936; (p. 95)
Report of the meeting 18 May, 1936. Includes details of the Society's Short Story Competition and the addresses 'Strangers Regard Us' and 'Some Recent Australian Verse'.
Frank Wilmot : The First Australian Modernist David Headon , 1982 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 41 no. 4 1982; (p. 469-478)
Furnley Maurice H. M. Green , 1942 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , June vol. 1 no. 9 1942; (p. 13-16)
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