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y separately published work icon Cook, Meditating on Australia's Future single work   poetry   "The stillness and the hush of evening lay"
Alternative title: Captain Cook Meditating on Australia's Future; University Prize Poem : gold medal : 'Captain Cook meditating on Australia's future'
Issue Details: First known date: 1859... 1859 Cook, Meditating on Australia's Future
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  • Yarrington was awarded the W. C. Wentworth Prize for Poetry for this poem, which he read at the opening of the Great Hall at the University of Sydney, on 18 July, 1859. It also became known as 'The University Prize Poem'.

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