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Sonnet : New South Wales single work   poetry   "A sordid spirit rules this barren land!"
Issue Details: First known date: 1849... 1849 Sonnet : New South Wales
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  • Historian Lionel Gilbert (q.v.) indicates that this work appears in the 'Wener-Eliott Album', initialled by Macdonald, and dated '1839'.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Southern Euphrosyne and Australian Miscellany : Containing Oriental Moral Tales, Original Anecdote, Poetry and Music Isaac Nathan (editor), London Sydney : Whittaker and Co. Isaac Nathan , 1849 Z1820642 1849 anthology poetry prose lyric/song London Sydney : Whittaker and Co. Isaac Nathan , 1849 pg. 135
  • 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that appeared in nineteenth century newspapers, along with manuscript versions of a number of Macdonald's apparently unpublished poems.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. 40
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