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"The poem gives a perceptive treatment of Australia's past and present as seen during the visit of a charitable group to the Newington state home for aged women in Sydney." (Oxford Companion to Australian Literature) Consists of seven parts, each separated by a brief 1-2 page interlude

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Meanjin Press , 1953 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Arrivali"The Wind, having lost", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 11-16)
Interludei"Say, Brother - here's the first", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Poetessi"The Singers-they are here", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 18-20)
Interludei"And This path leads to heartbreak,", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 21-23)
The Queen of Walesi"(Her Hair is astray and her hands clutch", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 24-28)
Interludei"And Off they go bustling, the matrons with brollies,", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 29-32)
The Bridgei"Tell them that I would have them play", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 33-40)
Interludei"Say, Brother, where have you been?", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 41-42)
The Lady from the Vineyardsi"Alone, by the cold grate, a white-haired", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 43-52)
Interludei"Out On the side verandah the old", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 53-56)
The Lady from Vaudevillei"What Discarded props are these in a forgotten corner of the stage?-", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 57-63)
Meditationi"Walking Towards the parlour in silence, kicking", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 64-70)
The Parlouri"The Old Ladies sit in their chairs, prim", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 71-74)
Farewelli"So, It Is Farewell to the old ladies, to the shallow", Peter Bladen , single work poetry (p. 75-77)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Dancers and the Dance Donovan Clarke , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 17 no. 4 1956; (p. 228-231)

— Review of With a Hawk's Quill James Picot , 1953 selected work poetry ; The Lonely Fire Nan McDonald , 1954 selected work poetry ; Fourteen Men : Verses Mary Gilmore , 1954 selected work poetry ; Ploughman and Poet David Rowbotham , 1954 selected work poetry ; The Two Suns Met : Poems John Blight , 1954 selected work poetry ; The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Untitled Cid Corman , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Books Abroad , Autumn, 1955; (p. 472-473)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Bladen and Picot 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 July vol. 75 no. 3885 1954; (p. 2,35)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Untitled Robert D. FitzGerald , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 13 no. 1 1954; (p. 143-146)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Australian Poetry James McAuley , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 July 1954; (p. 16)

— Review of With a Hawk's Quill James Picot , 1953 selected work poetry ; The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Australian Poetry James McAuley , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 July 1954; (p. 16)

— Review of With a Hawk's Quill James Picot , 1953 selected work poetry ; The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
The Dancers and the Dance Donovan Clarke , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 17 no. 4 1956; (p. 228-231)

— Review of With a Hawk's Quill James Picot , 1953 selected work poetry ; The Lonely Fire Nan McDonald , 1954 selected work poetry ; Fourteen Men : Verses Mary Gilmore , 1954 selected work poetry ; Ploughman and Poet David Rowbotham , 1954 selected work poetry ; The Two Suns Met : Poems John Blight , 1954 selected work poetry ; The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Untitled Robert D. FitzGerald , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 13 no. 1 1954; (p. 143-146)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Bladen and Picot 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 July vol. 75 no. 3885 1954; (p. 2,35)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Untitled Cid Corman , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Books Abroad , Autumn, 1955; (p. 472-473)

— Review of The Old Ladies at Newington : A Poem for Several Voices Peter Bladen , 1953 single work sequence poetry
Poetry of Peter Bladen : A Critical Review Harry Payne Heseltine , 1953 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Winthrop Review , June vol. 1 no. 1 1953; (p. 2-10)

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