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Opossum Hunting by Moonlight : A Bush Ballad single work   poetry   "Hear ye not the waters beating, where the rapid rivers, meeting"
  • Author:agent Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1861... 1861 Opossum Hunting by Moonlight : A Bush Ballad
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Notes

  • Author's foonotes: '"Tiwarra," a gun. This is one short appellation out of many'. 'August is, perhaps, the windiest month of the Australian year'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First line of verse: "Hear ye not the waters beating"
Notes:
In this version the layout is altered compared with the version that appeared in the Illawarra Mercury in June 1861. Additional line returns have been introduced. This version has 12-line stanzas and abbreviates each stanza's refrain.

Works about this Work

Australian Literature : No. II : Henry Kendall 1869 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colonial Monthly : An Australian Magazine , January vol. 3 no. 1869; (p. 363-368)
Australian Literature : No. II : Henry Kendall 1869 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colonial Monthly : An Australian Magazine , January vol. 3 no. 1869; (p. 363-368)
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