AustLit logo
Sydney single work   poetry   "WHEN first Brittania on this sea-girt shore,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1837... 1837 Sydney
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Describes Britannia's arrival, then lists the explorers, hopes that in any future war Australians will be as humane as they are heroic, and contrasts present town with earlier wilds' (Webby).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1837
Serialised by: Sydney Times 1834 newspaper (139 issues)
Serialised in the Sydney Times in four instalments between 27 May and 17 June 1837. Instalments subtitled: 'A Portion of a Manuscript Poem'.
Last amended 20 Oct 2010 11:58:02