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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Little Book of Childhood
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'Childhood has long been a subject that has fascinated many of Australia's finest poets. In this volume, part of the Library's popular 'Little Book' series, Paul Cliff brings together works by 16 Australian poets that celebrate and reflect on the experience of growing up in Australia. Featured poets include Les Murray, Dorothy Hewett, Robert Adamson, Komninos and Jordie Albiston.' (Publication summary)


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:National Library of Australia , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Paul Cliff , single work criticism (p. 1)
The Safe Housei"I will sit under the peach tree", Dorothy Hewett , single work poetry (p. 4)
Eat Early Earthapplesi"There were boys at my Prep. School my own age", Peter Porter , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Midsummer Icei"Remember how I used", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 10)
Ice - Oh!i"Although we loved the gentle horse whose nose", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 13)
Australian Childhood Landscapei"Our veins grow", Kate Llewellyn , single work poetry (p. 16)
My Tenth Birthdayi"We went to Pumpkin Point", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Headmasteri"my headmaster sat in (wood)", John Muk Muk Burke , single work poetry (p. 22)
Todayi"today is the", Michael Dransfield , single work poetry (p. 25)
The Frilling Machinei"At my school, as at all schools in those days, there was a frilling machine", Susan Hampton , single work poetry humour (p. 28-29)
Paralysis (1955)i"Laid out flat", Peter Boyle , single work poetry (p. 31)
Childhood in Richmondi"i remember", Komninos Zervos , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Katherinei"The child we could have had", Chris Mansell , single work poetry (p. 38-39)
The Cowi"The group of boys", Philip Hodgins , single work poetry (p. 41)
Real Landi"this must be the fifth bloody time this month ive spent the", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 44-45)
When the Woman Was a Girli"she arose in one body and stood on", Jordie Albiston , single work poetry (p. 48)

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Introduction Paul Cliff , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Little Book of Childhood 2003; (p. 1)
Introduction Paul Cliff , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Little Book of Childhood 2003; (p. 1)
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