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The Godwit single work   poetry   "So far it flew"
Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 The Godwit
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  • Author's note: 'The godwit leaves Australia in the morning and is well on its way to Asia by evening. Wit, in the older use of the language, meant wisdom or knowledge. The word godwit is beautiful, both in its own meaning and in its burden of history.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    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. 18
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