This poem was first published untitled and anonymously in 'The Meddler' column in the Sydney Mail on 24 January, 1880. It appeared with a preceding note (presumably Kendall's) on the summer heat. Subsequent publications have the title 'When underneath the brown dead grass'.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
ySongs from the MountainsHenry Kendall,
SydneyLondon:William MaddockSampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington,1880Z2411941880selected work poetry SydneyLondon:William MaddockSampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington,1880
Note: With title: 'When underneath the Brown Dead Grass'
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