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The Landing Party single work   poetry   "Before a-landing we fired several swivels"
Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 The Landing Party
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  • Author's note: Being an account of the Pacification of the Natives of Malolo Island from the Privie Journall of the Second Mate of the Flagship, Vincennes.
  • AustLit note: During the US's first exploring expedition (1838-1842) two members of the crew of the Vincennes were murdered on the island of Malolo. In retaliation, Lt. Charles Wilkes ordered an attack on the local Fijian people, resulting in the deaths of 87 natives and the destruction of two villages.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tandava Sudesh Mishra , Carlton : Meanjin Press , 1992 Z23702 1992 selected work poetry Carlton : Meanjin Press , 1992 pg. 67
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets Geoff Page (editor), Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 Z1079824 2003 anthology poetry extract A selection of almost two hundred sonnets written by Australians between 1945-2003. Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 pg. 71
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