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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia
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Meredith's introduction 'traces the career of Will H. Ogilvie, a young Scottish writer who lived and worked in Australia during the golden years of Australian literature, the 1890s. Inspired by his experiences as a jackaroo, drover, shearer and horse-breaker on far-flung stations, Ogilvie wrote immensely popular ballads and stories that rivalled those of his contemporaries, Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson.' (Backcover)

Notes

  • Contains three parts: 'Part I: The Itinerant Balladist' by Meredith, consists of a substantial critical essay that includes poems by Ogilvie and a discussion of his friendship with Breaker Morant. With short introductions by Meredith, 'Part II: Strays, Cleanskins and Scrubbers' and 'Part III: The Honour of the Station' consist of poetry and short stories by Ogilvie.
  • Includes the first Australian publication of Will Ogilvie's The Honour of the Station. (pp. 141-268)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Kenthurst, Baulkham Hills area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Kangaroo Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Intinerant Balladist, John Meredith , single work criticism (p. 9-102)
Floreas Fettesiai"I am writing from Australia", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
After the Horses i"Have they ever waked you early", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Jackarooinationi"Home and luxury eschewing,", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 27)
The Road to Adelaidei"The Coorong lay beside us as placid as a pond;", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
The March of the Floodi"There's a whisper away on the Queensland side", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 34-36)
Northward to the Shedsi"There's a whisper from the regions out beyond the Barwon's banks,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 37-39)
Bells Along Macquariei"When the summer days grow long", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 40-41)
The Rose Out of Reachi"A red rose grew on a southward wall,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 43-44)
"For the Viracious Honor of Old England" and "The Glory of the Game" : (a Vicarious History of International Polo)i"Victor Foy "The Natives skipper,"", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 46-48)
Good Old Victor Foyi"Come gather round you trundle boys", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 49-50)
When 'The Breaker' Is Booked for the Southi"He will leave, when his ticket is tendered,", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 53)
The Wasteri"The Waster leans, throughout the day,", Augustus Blowfly , single work poetry (p. 54-55)
Harry Moranti"Harry Morant was a friend I had", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 57-58)
The Overlander's Farewell to His Mates L'Envoi : To the Overlandersi"Take this farewell from one must leave", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 69-70)
So Long! Old Mates! : Being a Farewell to the Bush Contingenti"You have gathered from the camp-fires and the far-back station huts,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 70-72)
A Length in the Leadi"The last bell is ringing,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 72-74)
To the Memory of One Deadi"When the horses broke for the stony ridge", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 74-75)
Ben Hall's Stirrup-Ironsi"A lithe young squatter passes in the dust,", W. H. O. , single work poetry (p. 76-77)
The Saplingsi"Where the hungry oak scrub changes", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 78-79)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kenthurst, Baulkham Hills area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Kangaroo Press , 1996 .
      Extent: 276p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and indexes.
      • Cover illustration reprinted from the first London edition of Honour of the Station [1914]. (Libraries Australia note)
      ISBN: 0864178255

Works about this Work

The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
[Untitled] [Overland, no.149, Summer 1997] Chris Woodland , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 149 1997; (p. 75)
Horses and Poetry : Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant Frank Molloy , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 43 1997; (p. 43-45)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
Belonging to the Squattocracy Merv Lilley , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 147 1997; (p. 33-35)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
The Stern Romanticisation of Bush Life Peter Pierce , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 January 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
Poet of the Border Country Clement Semmler , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 December 1996; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
The Stern Romanticisation of Bush Life Peter Pierce , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 January 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
Belonging to the Squattocracy Merv Lilley , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 147 1997; (p. 33-35)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
Horses and Poetry : Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant Frank Molloy , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 43 1997; (p. 43-45)

— Review of Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia Will H. Ogilvie , John Meredith , 1996 selected work poetry short story criticism
Breaker's Mate Rides into Bush Legend John Stapleton , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November-1 December 1996; (p. 1)
The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
[Untitled] [Overland, no.149, Summer 1997] Chris Woodland , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 149 1997; (p. 75)
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