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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... 1933 Hard Light and Other Verses
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Notes

  • 'These verses about the North were written while the author lived there from the beginning of 1921 till the end of 1932.' (p.4)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Surrey Hills, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Galleon Press , 1933 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Hard Lighti"Resting with eyes half-closed,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
High Water Spring Tidesi"Palm-fronds give my shutter-sashes", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 9)
Note: With title: High Water
The Jungle Gorgei"Gray, clutching roots of vulturous banyan-trees", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Geckoi"That little lizard in the roof", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 11)
Rondel of Alligator Riveri"Upon this quiet stream", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 12)
Poinciana The Flowering Poincianai"This tree which, naked as a nymph,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 13)
Note: With title: Poinciana
The Rain-Bird Comes Againi"Your long, loud note from the top", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Curlewsi"O banshee-birds,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 16)
Note: With title: Curlews at Night
Moonshinei"What, little moon,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Didjeridooi"Didjeridoo-didjeridoo!", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 20)
Sea Pathi"Dropped petals of a broken lotus-moon", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 21)
Rhyme of the Wandering Shadowsi"Ho! for the wandering shadows among the trees!", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Tropic Spring Songi"Offer your lilies, frangipanni! Lift", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 24)
Squalli"The wind rushed in behind me", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 25)
Chinatown : Darwin Chinatown Curios of Chinatowni"Under verandahs, when the hot", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Note: With title 'Chinatown' - includes linocut.
Wild Geesei"The heart of the night", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Note: With title 'Wild Geese Go Over' - includes linocut on p.28.
Alien Palm Lonesome Palmi"Where sand and sea make equal calm", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 31)
Note: With title 'Alien Palm'.
Yam Corroboreei"Hidden beneath the mia-mia waits", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 32)
Waiweer Islandi"Dear little flirt", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 33)
Passengeri"' Which of them is better?' the sea asked soon,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 34-35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

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'.
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.
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.
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'.
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