Author's note (the Empire): From 'The Australian Shepherd', an unpublished poem.'
Author's note (Bell's Life in Sydney): '[goburras] The aboriginal name for the "Laughing Jackass" . I use the more poetical appellation, not having the courage to follow the example of your clever contributor, "Damphool Junr." It will be seen that this "Fragment" is a juvenile effort.'
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yPoems and SongsHenry Kendall,
SydneyLondon:J. R. ClarkeSampson Low, Son and Marston,1862Z8220061862selected work poetry SydneyLondon:J. R. ClarkeSampson Low, Son and Marston,1862
Note: With title: 'Morning in the Bush : A Juvenile Fragment'
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966
Alternative title:Morning in the Bush : A Fragment First line of verse:"Above the skirts of yellow clouds the god-like Sun arrayed"