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The Trumpeter single work   poetry   "Dulled is the glossy breast, heavy the wing;"
Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 The Trumpeter
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  • Author's note: 'When I was a child ... not every swan was called a trumpeter. The aboriginals, regarding the wild birds and animals as their flocks and herds, had provision made for their preservation. The great old leaders of flight were known and never killed ... I remember well the disgust of my own people when a man who was either a 'new-chum' from overseas, or a 'green-horn' from the city, shot, and boasted of shooting, a trumpter.'

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    y separately published work icon The Wild Swan : Poems Mary Gilmore , Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1930 Z316372 1930 selected work poetry Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1930 pg. 6-7
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