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Is part of Australian Lyrics Charles Harpur , 1842- series - author poetry
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1833... 1833 Australia Huzza
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'In praise of Australia - particularly its women.' (Webby)

(Note: Only a portion of the third stanza relates to Australia's 'daughters'.)


  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1833 onwards. For further details, see The Poems of Charles Harpur in Manuscript in the Mitchell Library and in Publication in the Nineteenth Century: An Analytical Finding List by Elizabeth Holt and Elizabeth Perkins (Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, 2002).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: An Australian Song
First line of verse: "Australia, how rapt can I wind by thy fountins,"
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Currency Lad 4 May 1833 Z618080 1833 newspaper issue 1833
    Note: 21 lines
Alternative title: Melody
First line of verse: "Australia, how 'rapt can I wend by thy fountains,"
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Monitor vol. 10 no. 832 26 September 1835 Z1604504 1835 newspaper issue 1835 pg. 4
    • 24 lines
    • Includes textual variations
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