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Issue Details: First known date: 1875... 1875 Elegy on the Reefs
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  • Published in the Northern Territory Times with this introduction: 'The following doggerel rhapsody was recited at a convivial meeting (not a tripe supper) held on the Union a short time ago. The composer ['A Local Loafer'] has not been heard of since.'

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  • Appears in:
    y Northern Territory Times and Gazette 29 May 1875 Z1576167 1875 newspaper issue 1875
  • 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. 305-307
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