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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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