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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 Writings in Verse
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Notes

  • Epigraph: The contents of this little book / Are thoughts transformed in rhyme; / I've gathered on the way of life / and written down in line. // I trust that someone they may please, / And no one they offend; / For to give pleasure and amuse, / That truly is my end. // To all folk mentioned here within, / May wealth and health be sent; / And take what's written in good part, / The same as it is meant.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strahan, Western Tasmania (including the West Coast), Tasmania,:Jim Preston , 1946 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
John Curtini"Gone to the great beyond!", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 5)
A Trip to Adam Lindsay Gordon's Home, "Dingley Dell", South Australiai"This story in rhyme I'm going to tell,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 6)
My Gippsland Boyhood Daysi"On life's uphill and winding track,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Myself (The Author)i"It may not be so very wise,", Jim Preston , single work poetry humour (p. 8)
Mt. Lyell Disasteri"'Twas the twelfth day of October", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Derwent River (Tasmania)i"Down the mountains comes the Derwent,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 10)
Linda (Tasmania)i"There's a mining place called Linda,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 10)
Memories of Mt. Lyell Strikei"I'm not long back from Queenstown,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Written to the Secretary L.V.A. (Victoria)i"Herewith enclosed you'll find my cheque,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Directors Visit Mount Lyelli"To Lyell field and smelting works,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Ode to Russell Hughes, Hamilton (Victoria)i"I do not write you, Russell Hughes,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 14)
Freedom's Victory Loani"There's a call from out the nation", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 15)
In Reply to Verses Received from Bernie Inches, Warrnambool (Victoria)i"I would have you before addressed,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 16)
Lyell Tug-o-Wari"The miners of Mt. Lyell West,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Koroit (Victoria)i"There's a land of rural beauty", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 18)
Queenstown (Tasmania)i"Queenstown is the "Copper" Town,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Merino (Victoria)i"The town of old Merino, set 'midst the charming hills,", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 20)
Raiding of the "Horse and Jockey"i"'Twas one night in November", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Port Fairy (Victoria)i"The old town of Port Fairy", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 22)
Morgan Versus Fagani"Most Queenstown folk and Zeehan too", Jim Preston , single work poetry (p. 23)

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