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A Man and a Brother single work   poetry   satire   "Chieftain, enter my verandah,"
Alternative title: New Chum and Old Monarch
  • Author:agent S.
Issue Details: First known date: 1867... 1867 A Man and a Brother
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  • Epigraph: 'Story! God bless you! I have none to tell you, Sir.' - Canning.
  • Author's note: 'Brisbane, February, 1867.'
  • Initially published in the Queensland Daily Guardian with the title 'A Man and a Brother'.
  • This poem is largely a satire on Europeans within colonial society who held sympathetic attitudes towards Aboriginal people. Here the idealised Aboriginal 'chieftain' is duly mocked and ridiculed as a beggar and fringe-dweller.

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