This poem initially appeared in the Empire in October 1860 with the author's name indicated as Basil E. Kendall. It was subsequently published in the Illawarra Mercury in May 1861, with the author attributed as Henry Kendall. Both versions are almost identical with the exception of small differences in punctuation, contraction and typeface.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
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