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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Poet's Final Journey to Western Star
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Gia Metherell reports on the funeral of Rosemary Dobson. Metherell notes that Dobson's poem 'Country Press' was read during the service by Dobson's younger son Ian Bolton. After reading the poem, Bolton commented that his brother, Robert Bolton, 'had arranged for their mother's death notice to appear in the previous day's edition of the Western Star.' Dobson's poem ends with the words: 'Surround the tragic statement of my death / With euchre-drives and good-times-had-by-all / That, with these warm concomitants of life / Jostled and cheered, in lower-case italics / I shall go homewards in the Western Star.'

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    y separately published work icon The Canberra Times 5 July 2012 Z1872215 2012 newspaper issue 2012 pg. 8
    Note: port. (Lissant Bolton and Ian Bolton)
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