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Issue Details: First known date: 1831... 1831 A Dream of Life
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Notes

  • Here Macdonald reflects on his experiences living among the Aboriginal people of the Port Macquarie region.
  • This poem also appeared (with minor textual alterations) in New South Wales : its past, present, and future condition, with notes upon its resources and capabilities (1849), a book which is attributed to John Pattison.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser vol. 29 no. 1923 22 January 1831 Z1720086 1831 newspaper issue 1831 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Commissioner and the Squatter : Or Armidale Visited and Revisited 1839-1889-2009 Lionel Gilbert , Armidale : Armidale Historical Society , 2009 Z1720486 2009 single work biography A biographical study of New England Crown Lands Commissioner George James Macdonald (1805-1851) and Darling Downs squatter Arthur Hodgson (1818-1902). This work is particularly interesting for the information it provides on what Gilbert terms the 'Wener-Eliott Album', a scrap-book containing cuttings of poems by Macdonald that appeared in nineteenth century newspapers, along with manuscript versions of a number of Macdonald's apparently unpublished poems. According to Gilbert, the album originally belonged to Jane Richards (nee Nicholas), the wife of William Richards, who once held Winterbourne station (near present day Walcha), and is currently held in a private collection. Armidale : Armidale Historical Society , 2009 pg. 17
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