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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Little Book of Weather
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'Little Book of Weather reflects Australians' fascination with the weather of their arid continent: those on the land watch for stormy skies promising to relieve the parched ground, or grieve the loss of the top soil to the wind; those in towns and cities wait for rain to fill up the water tanks and reservoirs. People appreciate the beauty of the snow, of mist in the morning or of light streaming through the clouds. The years come and go, often marked by events that become part of Australian folklore—the 1895 Federation drought, the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia, the 1990 floods in New South Wales and Queensland, the February 7 2009 Victorian bushfires.

'The latest addition to the National Library of Australia's 'Little Books' series, Little Book of Weather features the work of some of Australia's much-loved poets, including Judith Wright, Les Murray, David Campbell, Mudrooroo, James McAuley, Banjo Paterson and Dorothea Mackellar, along with beautiful images from the Library's collection by Joseph Lycett, Edward Close, Ellis Rowan, Harold Cazneaux, Peter Dombrovskis, Olegas Truchanas, Katherine Nix and others.' (From the publisher's website.)


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:National Library of Australia , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Spider on the Snowi"Gold fire, blue glaze, thin tangle of cirrus thread;", James McAuley , 1970 single work poetry (p. 3)
A Squall at Seai"Now o'er the deep wind blows fresh and free,", John Dunmore Lang , 1873 single work poetry humour (p. 4)
Sleeping Out : A Storm at Nighti"Wailing comes the south breeze, heralding the gale,", Dorothea Mackellar , 1917 single work poetry (p. 6)
The Weather Propheti""`Ow can it rain," the old man said, "with things the way they are?", A. B. Paterson , 1987 single work poetry humour (p. 9)
Late Summer Firesi"The paddocks shave black", Les Murray , 1992 single work poetry (p. 10)
Send Her Down!i"We used to say, 'Send her down Hughie,'", Jim Haynes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 12-12)
Cloudsi"What really are the clouds, one may ask", Dusan Markovic , 2011 single work poetry (p. 14)
Life's Stormi"My life so battered and torn", H. G. Wilkinson , 2011 single work poetry (p. 17)
Raindropsi"The rain lies quietly, resting", A. D. Akratos , 1996 single work poetry (p. 18)
Unknown Wateri"No rain yet, and the creek drying, and no rain coming;", Judith Wright , 1953 single work poetry (p. 21)
Cloud, Lighti"Long stillness of afternoon. The sky", James McAuley , 1977 single work poetry (p. 22)
Impression : Spring Weatheri"Here's the land of milk and honey 'was promised us of old-", Dorothea Mackellar , 1971 single work poetry (p. 25)
Prayer for Raini"Sweet rain, bless our windy farm,", David Campbell , 1958 single work poetry (p. 26)
Surfi"When the ocean with the motions of a washing-machine", John Blight , 2011 single work poetry (p. 29)
Dusti"THIS sick dust, spiralling with the wind,", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Thunderi"A mighty noise rises up, roars as it rushes by", Jimmy Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 32)
Note: Only English text.
Morning of Misti"Yesterday vast plains and distant ranges,", Valerie S. Hicks , 1985 single work poetry (p. 35)
Untitledi"silent thaw", Anne Benjamin , 2009 single work poetry Silent Thaw (p. 36)
Note: With title: Silent Thaw
Firefighteri"In this desperate smoke of evening", Shane McCauley , 1988 single work poetry (p. 39)
Fog 7.30 A.M.i"Morning early. Stillness", S. C. Harrex , 1999 single work poetry (p. 40)
Note: With title: Fog 7.30 a.m.

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