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Issue Details: First known date: 1948... 1948 An Animal Anthology
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  • Author's note: The collection is really the result of a Bower-bird-like propensity, begun as a child and grown more virulent with years, for gathering the sorts of things I like to remember and to have about me in case I should some day make use of them. The text is a purely personal selection. Some remembered things from childhood, from schooldays, from books and articles and magazines of all kinds. The photographs and drawings are almost equally haphazard, made at random to lie gestating in the mind until pushed out by a more urgent offspring.
  • Epigraph: Every animal is not found everywhere.
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Shepherd Press , 1948 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Kangaroo Kangarooi"Kangaroo! Kangaroo!", Barron Field , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Kangarooi"The very best Australian Stew", Leon Gellert , single work poetry humour (p. 8)
Kangarooi"In the northern hemisphere", D. H. Lawrence , single work poetry (p. 9-11)
The Rabbiti"The differential calculus", Leon Gellert , single work poetry humour (p. 85)
The Platypusi"How gentle is the Platypus,", Leon Gellert , single work poetry (p. 90)
Wombati"The torpid and submissive wombat", Leon Gellert , single work poetry (p. 93)
The Koalai"The native bear is small in stature", Leon Gellert , single work poetry humour (p. 93)

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Note: Drawn and photographed by Hal Missingham.
Last amended 17 Aug 2006 14:25:00
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