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Warbeck, or, The Tasmanian Settler: A Poem, in Two Cantos single work   poetry   "When on Tasmania Warbeck first arrived,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1847... 1847 Warbeck, or, The Tasmanian Settler: A Poem, in Two Cantos
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The story of a free settler who obtains a government land grant and establishes a sheep farm. He falls in the love with the younger daughter of a neighbour, but she plays upon his affections and then rejects his love. Her sister provides comfort and love; they marry and live happily. Moral: 'virtue will at last with bliss be crowned'.The narrative is interspered with observations about life in early Tasmania and reflections on the nature of love, happiness, ambition and charity.


  • Dedication: To thee, Zelima, I now dedicate / These artless strains, th' o'erflowings of my heart ...

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  • Tasmania,
  • Van Diemen's Land (1803-1856), Tasmania,
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