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Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Banksia
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  • The poem was first written in 1977, and later set to music.
  • For soprano, clarinet, woodblock, cymbal, tambourine, wind-chimes and vibraphone.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Homecoming : Poems Andrew Lansdown , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1979 Z912784 1979 selected work poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1979 pg. 6-7
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Little Book of Banksias Patricia Stone , Yvonne Byron , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2013 6624288 2013 anthology poetry

    'The banksia is quintessentially Australian. Known and loved for its brush-like flowers and sweet honey nectar, the plant embodies both the beauty and harshness of the Australian landscape. Little Books of Banksias features poems and extracts by some of Australiaa s greatest poets, including Dorothy Hewett, Archie Weller and Douglas Stewart. The artists represented in the publication include Marian Ellis Rowan, Marrianne Collinson Campell, Adam Forster and Ebenezer Edward Gostelow.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2013
    pg. 22-23
Form: musical notation
First line of verse: "In the leaves black brown with decay I found it"
From a poem by Andrew Lansdown.
    • Grosvenor Place, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Australian Music Centre , 1999 .
      Extent: 1 score (7p.)p.
      • Spiral binding.
      • Cover title: Banksia : for soprano voice with trio
      • The manuscript is signed by the composer and dated 1977
Last amended 18 Aug 2005 14:12:49