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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008
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'From colonial origins to vibrant metropolis, Sydney has been portrayed with great liveliness and precision by its poets. This anthology's range extends from the foot of the Blue Mountains through the suburban heartlands to the harbour and the beach, incorporating numerous - and often conflicting - interpretations and images of the city. This is the first collection of Sydney-specific poems for twenty years. It includes such classics as Slessor's "Five Bells" and favourites like "Clancy of the Overflow" as well as a generous selection of very contemporary work and older verse tracing back to the town's verse.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Book launched in Sydney by The Hon.Virginia Judge MP (Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for Citizenship, Minister Assisting the Premier on the Arts) on 2 May 2009.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Botany Bayi"Farewell to old England for ever,", 1885 single work poetry Too-Ral, Li-Ooral, Li-Addity, (p. 17)
Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove Near Botany Bayi"Where Sydney Cove, her lucid bosom swells,", Erasmus Darwin , 1789 single work poetry Sydney Cove A Fulfilled Prophecy Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove (p. 18)
No. I : Australian Courtshipi"The Currency Lads may fill their glasses", 'Juvenal' (fl. 1832) , 1832 single work poetry Botany Bay Courtship The Lass in the Female Factory (p. 19-20)
Note: At head of poem: An excellent new Song, as it ought to be sung in the Theatre Royal, Sydney, by Mr. B...t L..y, in the character of the TICKET-OF-LEAVE HOLDER.
Colonial Hunti"When Sol has commenc'd his diurnal career,", 1805 single work poetry (p. 21)
From: Australasiai"And thou, fair Port! whose triad sister coves", William Charles Wentworth , 2009 extract poetry (p. 22)
A Hot Day in Sydneyi"O this weather! this weather!", Q. (fl. Sydney 1829) , 1829 single work poetry (p. 23-26)
New Songi"From towns great and small and from country we come.", 1834 single work poetry humour
'Amusing song praising the factory in spite of its drawbacks.' (Webby).
(p. 27-28)
Note: Appears without author's/editor's note.
From: A Coast Viewi"High 'mid the shelves of a grey Cliff, that yet", Charles Harpur , 2009 extract poetry (p. 29-30)
From the Two Beaches : Manlyi"Thundering rolls the storming ocean, foaming on the golden sand,", Australie , 2009 extract poetry (p. 31)
Sydney Harbour (New Year's Eve, 1897)i"The jewelled city glitters through the night,", Mary E. Richmond , 1903 single work poetry (p. 32)
Clancy of the Overflowi"I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 33-34)
Old Botany Bayi"I'm old", Mary Gilmore , 1953 single work poetry (p. 35)
Faces in the Streeti"They lie, the men who tell us, for reasons of their own,", Henry Lawson , 1888 single work poetry (p. 36-39)
Sydney-Sidei"Where's the steward? - Bar-room steward? Berth? Oh, any berth will do -", Henry Lawson , 1898 single work poetry (p. 40-41)
Night Thoughts at Rydei"The tramway twinkles down the night,", Mary McCommonwealth , 1911 single work poetry (p. 42)
From: Second Epilogue: 1908i"The droning tram swings westward: shrill", Christopher Brennan , 2009 extract poetry (p. 43-44)
In King Streeti"A morn, a sallow lamp - lit morn,", Arthur H. Adams , 1898 single work poetry King Street (p. 45)
Note: With title: King Street
Dusk in the Domaini"Elf-light, owl-light,", Dorothea Mackellar , 1920 single work poetry (p. 46-47)
Helen in Hyde Parki"Walking together in the quiet joy", Zora Cross , 1918 single work poetry (p. 48-49)
Metempsychosisi"Suddenly to become John Benbow, walking down William Street", Kenneth Slessor , 1940 single work poetry (p. 50)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Emerald Veins Gregory Kratzmann , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 316 2009; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008 2009 anthology poetry
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 11)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report of the launch of Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008 by Virginia Judge, the Minister Assisting the Premier on the Arts.
From Convicts to Culture: Poems That Define Our City Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008 2009 anthology poetry
From Convicts to Culture: Poems That Define Our City Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008 2009 anthology poetry
Emerald Veins Gregory Kratzmann , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 316 2009; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Harbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008 2009 anthology poetry
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 11)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report of the launch of Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008 by Virginia Judge, the Minister Assisting the Premier on the Arts.
Last amended 29 Apr 2016 13:02:09
Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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