Bloody, Bloody Darwin single work   poetry   "This bloody town's a bloody cuss"
Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Bloody, Bloody Darwin
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  • 'This rhyme, with its heavy-handed use of the Great Australian Adjective, was probably written by an Australian soldier serving in Darwin. It had widespread popularity during World War II.' - introduction in North of the Ten Commandments.

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  • Appears in:
    y Robust, Ribald and Rude Verse in Australia Bill Wannan , Sydney : Lansdowne , 1972 Z17040 1972 single work Sydney : Lansdowne , 1972 pg. 94
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 218-219
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  • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,
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