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* Contents derived from the Palmerston, Gungahlin area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Tabletop Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
First Snowi"A shadow's negative", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Land of High Airi"Mountains like tethered clouds,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
South Ramsheadi"Faulted book-leaves of stone, a tonne each,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 9)
Marriage Trunksi"Two things born in a crevice", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 9)
Looking Downi"Two sketchers like ship's officers", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Dawn Above Cloudsi"The forked gum folds misty space", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 10)
Lake Skiingi"On a fingernail's width of snow", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 10)
Untitledi"What can the tree on the eastern cliff-side do?", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 10)
Westward Watersi"Watch a small snowmelt", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Out of Snowsi"You cross a long white dune", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Untitledi"The wind brings the campanulas' bells", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 13)
Untitledi"The kestrel flutters", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 13)
Untitledi"Snow flurry on warm spring turf", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 13)
Untitledi"Hoppers loose in the mint bush", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 13)
Spring on Mt Lochi"Marsh Marigolds, still entrapped", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 14)
Untitledi"Each raft of floral colour sprung from clodded snow", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 14)
Campfirei"Like an out-of-time dream. Stumbling back", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 14)
Near Blue Lakei"Going up, at each boot-thrust", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 15)
Alpine Flower Bedsi"The desperate purity of soil and water, the nutrient poverty,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
In Cooleman Gorgei"Cliffs grey as a battleship's sides,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 16-17)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Palmerston, Gungahlin area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Tabletop Press , 1996 .
      Extent: 75p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Photographs by Klaus Hueneke.
      • Afterword and note indexed separately.
      ISBN: 0959084185

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Verbal Snapshots Take on a Higher Elevation John Foulcher , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 May 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
A Celebration of the Beauty of Our Mountains Elyne Mitchell , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 February 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
The Man from Snowy River Kicks Up the Dust Yet Again Robert Hefner , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 January 1997; (p. C8)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos : Afterword Mark O'Connor , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos 1996; (p. 75- 77)
The Man from Snowy River Kicks Up the Dust Yet Again Robert Hefner , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 January 1997; (p. C8)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
A Celebration of the Beauty of Our Mountains Elyne Mitchell , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 February 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
Verbal Snapshots Take on a Higher Elevation John Foulcher , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 May 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos Mark O'Connor , 1996 selected work poetry
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos : Afterword Mark O'Connor , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Snowgums : Australia's High Country in Poetry and Photos 1996; (p. 75- 77)
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