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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia
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Notes

  • 'Some poems are reprinted for the first time since their original publication; in particular, poetry about the Irish Famine published in Australian newspapers in the 1840s. Poems from the Fenian prisoners on board the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia, are here reprinted from the original handwritten versions in their newspaper The Wild Goose.'

    (Source: Flier advertising the launch of the book at the Celtic Club, Melbourne, 25 May 2001. The speaker at the launch was Penelope Buckley).

  • Partial contents indexed; remainder pending.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Armidale, Armidale area, New England, New South Wales,:Kardoorair Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Labouring with the Hoei"I was convicted by the laws", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 1)
The Convict's Arrivali"I am a native of the land of Erin, and lately banished from that lovely shore;", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Note: First lines omitted in this source. The poem begins with the line 'In transient storms as I set sailing'.
Three Epigrams, Francis MacNamara , sequence poetry (p. 3)
On Being Sentenced to Transportationi"I dread not the dangers by land or by sea,", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 3)
On Introductioni"My name is Frank MacNamara", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 3)
On Being Sentenced to Solitary Confinementi"Captain Murray, if you please,", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 3)
A Petition from the Chain Gang at Newcastle to Captain Furlong, the Superintendent, Praying Him to Dismiss a Scourger Named Duffy from the Cookhouse and Appoint a Man in His Roomi"With reverence and submission due,", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
For the Company Underground : Francis MacNamara of Newcastle to J. Crosdale Esq. Greetingi"When Christ from Heaven comes down straightway,", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Seizure of the Cyprus Brig in Recherche Bay, Aug. 1829i"Come all you sons of Freedom, a chorus join with me,", Frank the Poet , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
A Convict's Tour to Helli"You prisoners of New South Wales,", Francis MacNamara , single work poetry satire
For discussion of the various versions of this poem and the history of its compilation see Frank the Poet by Meredith and Whalen (1979). Several manuscript versions exist in the Mitchell library - ML MSS 7266, A 649, A 807 and C 967 (digitised copy: of this available)
(p. 10-15)
The Answer's Irelandi"Who gave Australia the tunes to sing, the tunes of songs so grand", John Dengate , single work poetry (p. 12)
Note: Page 12 of the introduction, not the main text.
The Exile of Erin, On the Plains of Emui"O! Farewell, my country - my kindred - my lover;", John McGarvie , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Connerysi"Accursed Cummins, may hardship befall you and Christ despise you", Anonymous (fl. 1788-1849) , Tomas De Bhaldraithe (translator), single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Note: English and Gaelic expressions are published side by side.
The Female Transporti"Come all young girls, both far and near, and listen unto me,", single work poetry (p. 20)
Botany Bay Courtship The Lass in the Female Factory No. I : Australian Courtshipi"The Currency Lads may fill their glasses", 'Juvenal' (fl. 1832) , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Note:

With title: Botany Bay Courtship

Tune: The Irish Washerwoman

Irelandi"What use are empty 'scutcheons of? It boots", M. , single work poetry (p. 25)
Note: Author's note: The Gleaner, July 14th 1827
On the Repeal Movement in Irelandi"Since every drop of wrong-shed blood that cries", Charles Harpur , single work poetry (p. 26)
Robert Emmitt Robert Emmetti"Oh, why should the cold chain of silence be thrown", Charles Harpur , single work poetry

'Reprinted 25 May, 4, with [a report on] an angry letter from Harpur protesting against editor's changes and the poem in its original form.' (Webby)

The first published version of this poem, printed in the Morning Chronicle newspaper on the 11 May 1844, was extensively altered by the Chronicle's editor.

Charles Harpur's correct version of the poem is published in the Morning Chronicle 25 May 1844 alongside the editor's altered version of the poem and a column apologising for but defending the editor's alterations.

For more information on Harpur's dispute with the editor of the Morning Chronicle see J. Normington-Rawling, Charles Harpur, An Australian (Angus & Robertson, 1962): 98-99.

(p. 26)
Note: Appears with title 'Robert Emmet' and attributed to Anon.
The Distressed Irishi"You sons of Hibernia on New Holland's shore", Anonymous (fl. 1846) , single work poetry (p. 27)
Oh, How My Heart...i"Oh, how my heart with indignation burns", Anonymous (fl. 1788-1849) , single work poetry (p. 28)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'The Coloured Stones / Of Memory' Kerry Leves , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 178 2005; (p. 84-87)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry ; Cafe Boogie Jenni Nixon , 2004 selected work poetry ; Wolf Notes Judith Beveridge , 2003 selected work poetry ; Drums and Bonnets Miriel Lenore , 2003 selected work poetry ; Other Gravities Kevin Gillam , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Calabar Transcript : Poems Andrew Peek , 2003 selected work poetry ; Too Much Happens Liz Winfield , 2003 selected work poetry ; Birds : Poems Judith Wright , 1962 selected work poetry
Australia is Not Ireland Down Under Patrick Morgan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Oct-Nov no. 15 2001; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
To Be Australian is to Be Partly Irish Penelope Buckley , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Oct-Nov no. 15 2001; (p. 30-33)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
Globalisation in Ireland and Australia Jeff Archer , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: New England Review , Winter no. 14 2001; (p. 18)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
Irish Dreaming Nicholas Birns , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 158-159)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
Globalisation in Ireland and Australia Jeff Archer , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: New England Review , Winter no. 14 2001; (p. 18)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
'The Coloured Stones / Of Memory' Kerry Leves , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 178 2005; (p. 84-87)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry ; Cafe Boogie Jenni Nixon , 2004 selected work poetry ; Wolf Notes Judith Beveridge , 2003 selected work poetry ; Drums and Bonnets Miriel Lenore , 2003 selected work poetry ; Other Gravities Kevin Gillam , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Calabar Transcript : Poems Andrew Peek , 2003 selected work poetry ; Too Much Happens Liz Winfield , 2003 selected work poetry ; Birds : Poems Judith Wright , 1962 selected work poetry
To Be Australian is to Be Partly Irish Penelope Buckley , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Oct-Nov no. 15 2001; (p. 30-33)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
Australia is Not Ireland Down Under Patrick Morgan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , Oct-Nov no. 15 2001; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
Irish Dreaming Nicholas Birns , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 158-159)

— Review of The Turning Wave : Poems and Songs of Irish Australia 2001 anthology poetry
The Turning Wave - The Verse and Song of Irish Australia Colleen Burke , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 165 2001; (p. 85-87)
Discusses the genesis of the anthology The Turning Wave : Poems and Song of Irish Australia and the problems the compilers and editors encountered in getting it published.
Last amended 1 Mar 2006 16:16:50
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