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Historic and Prehistoric Australia single work   poetry   "Who can tell us when dark Chaos from her womb Australia hurled,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1921... 1921 Historic and Prehistoric Australia
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This lengthy poem traces the evolution of Australia through geological periods, and human evolution, to the point where explorers reach Australia. It celebrates their achievements by sea and land, and the subsequent transformation of the wilderness to 'peaceful homesteads.' 'Mysterious solitudes' have been enlivened by 'railway whistles,' etc. , in a series of contrasts which enlarge the theme of honouring the 'stainless name' of the 'old explorers.' (CT)

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    y separately published work icon The Bulletin vol. 42 no. 2166 18 August 1921 Z614698 1921 periodical issue 1921 pg. 47
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