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Issue Details: First known date: 1845... 1845 The Brothers
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  • Epigraph: They were lovely in their lives, and in death they were not divided.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Atlas vol. 1 no. 25 17 May 1845 Z658076 1845 newspaper issue 1845 pg. 293
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Eliza Hamilton Dunlop : Writing from the Colonial Frontier Anna Johnston (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2021 21649381 2021 anthology criticism poetry

    'Eliza Hamilton Dunlop (1796–1880) arrived in Sydney in 1838 and became almost immediately notorious for her poem “The Aboriginal Mother,” written in response to the infamous Myall Creek massacre. She published more poetry in colonial newspapers during her lifetime, but for the century following her death her work was largely neglected. In recent years, however, critical interest in Dunlop has increased, in Australia and internationally and in a range of fields, including literary studies; settler, postcolonial and imperial studies; and Indigenous studies.

    'This stimulating collection of essays by leading scholars considers Dunlop's work from a range of perspectives and includes a new selection of her poetry.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2021
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