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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Light River
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Notes

  • Dedication: Once again, my beloved wife Alexandra, and to the memory of my parents, Sir Hal and Lady Marion Colebatch, and also to the memories of Professor Patrick O'Brien, Captain L. F. W. Vickridge RANR, Colonel Michael Wharton and Poul Andersen.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Bacchus Marsh, Bacchus Marsh - Ballan area, Melbourne - Outer West / North West, Melbourne, Victoria,:Connor Court Publishing , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Near Canning Bridgei"Summer night by the river wall,", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 1)
Pile Divingi"Another piece of magic in this summer river:", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 2)
Sonnet on Shrimpsi"A week submerged in summer, and the boat", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 3)
Autumn Morningi"The jetty is deserted in the sun. Warm light", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 4)
Former Lovers at Jetty Restauranti"Coffee in the sun with the blue-green", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 5)
Swan River at Nedlands (i)i"Still today as always the jewelled patterns", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 6)
Swan River at Nedlands (ii)i"How lucky, how lovely, to have", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 6)
Scraping a Boati"And pausing for a moment", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 7)
Note: With first line: And pausing for a moment in the drenched sun
Dinghy Sailingi"It must be hard to sail a boat without wonder--;", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 7)
Note: With first line: It must be hard to sail a boat without wonder,
Sestina on a Former Vietnamese Boat Person at a Swan River Launching Rampi"Knee-deep in water by the side of the boat", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Sailing to Rottnest Islandi"We clear the smooth bright harbour with the moon. Ahead", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 9)
Sleeping on the Beachi"A rise of cool sand. We pull the yacht", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 10)
Red-Head with Phosphorus, 1976i"Red-haired girl in a white bikini", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 11-14)
Rottnest Island Morning Ii"Simply, in the morning,", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 15)
Rottnest Island Morning IIi"The tethered dinghies nod in a row.", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 16)
To My Wife at the Rottnest Island Restauranti"So much of memory is framed for me", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Rottnest Basin Ii"Framed in this picture of reef-table and pool", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Note: With title: Rottnest Basin
Rottnest Salt-Lake Brine-Shrimpsi"Another touch of strange, these", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 21)
Rottnest Scenei"How beautiful my wife is, kneeling", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 21)
Western Scaly-Fini"This little black fish", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Kimberley Tales Wins Premier's Fiction Prize Pip Christmass , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 31 October 2008; (p. 9)
The Mystical in the Mundane Carmel Charlton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 51 no. 11 2007; (p. 89-91)

— Review of The Light River Hal Colebatch , 2007 selected work poetry
Speaking Volumes Rod Moran , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 September 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of The Light River Hal Colebatch , 2007 selected work poetry
Speaking Volumes Rod Moran , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 September 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of The Light River Hal Colebatch , 2007 selected work poetry
The Mystical in the Mundane Carmel Charlton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 51 no. 11 2007; (p. 89-91)

— Review of The Light River Hal Colebatch , 2007 selected work poetry
Kimberley Tales Wins Premier's Fiction Prize Pip Christmass , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 31 October 2008; (p. 9)
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