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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Commissioner and the Squatter : Or Armidale Visited and Revisited 1839-1889-2009
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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that appeared in nineteenth century newspapers, along with manuscript versions of a number of Macdonald's apparently unpublished poems.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.


* Contents derived from the Armidale, Armidale area, New England, New South Wales,:Armidale Historical Society , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Tropic Calmi"How wearily the long noons wane", 'Ione' , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Songi"In vain ye carouse! and I will not drain", G. Z. M. , single work poetry
'Spurns the memory of a former love in favour of "wine, women and song". Presumably by G. James Macdonald who was a more prolific writer of poetry and prose in the eighteen-thirties.' (Webby)
(p. 8-9)
Sonnet to Weber : On Hearing the Overture to Der Freyschutzi"Wildly that prelude rose above the hum", G. Z. M. , single work poetry (p. 10)
Fragment : From an Unfinish'd Poemi"She saw by the banks of the sedgy creek,", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 10)
Sonnet : The Maniaci"I saw her on yon mountain's clouded peak,", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 11)
Annot Lyle's Songi"When from the west the weary sun declines,", George J. Macdonald , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Lines, Written at 'Lake Farm,' Port Macquarie, the Property of A. C. Innes, Esq.i"Fast fades the day; - but in the ruddy west", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Lake of Swans Come to the Lake of Swansi"Come to the Lake of Swans while the sun is red and low,", 'Ione' , single work poetry
'On black swans, but otherwise describes scene in very English terms.' (Webby)
(p. 15-16)
Note: With title: The Lake of Swans
A Dream of Lifei"And then I left my native land,", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 17)
Songi"THE visions of my youth are gone,", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Voice of Liberty To My Friend ---- ----i"The world from its trance is awaking,", George J. Macdonald , single work poetry
'Predicts a new era for the world - Truth not Error shall rule.' (Webby)
(p. 18-19)
On a Movement of Beethoven'si"Aye - once more touch the strings,", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Lines to the Steam-Boati"Dark stranger on the teeming map of fate", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Poetical Charadesi"Dimly in the East doth rise", George J. Macdonald , single work poetry (p. 26-28)
The Fate of Poetsi"The Poets have too oft an evil fate -", George J. Macdonald , single work poetry (p. 28-30)
Lines to a Lady, Who Said that 'Nature Had Denied Her Tears'i"Ans so thou cans't not weep? and those blue eyes,", George J. Macdonald , single work poetry (p. 30)
Sonnet : New South Walesi"A sordid spirit rules this barren land!", G. J. M. , single work poetry (p. 40)

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