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Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Australian Violets
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Notes

  • Dedication: To three true friends, Mary Gilmore, (D.B.E.) Eileen Bernard, A. B. Crowther, I dedicate this small book of verse in token of affection
  • Author's Preface: These verses are just songs that have risen in my heart, inspired by the charm and beauty of Sydney and its peerless harbour, with the Bushland that I love so well....'Violets Down the Years', the first of the three pieces of prose included in this book, appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald (a newspaper to which I owe a tribute of thanks) on July the 8th, 1933, and is, in its way, the story of my life. The second piece describes the most beautiful hour that I have ever spent, hovering in the mail 'plane 'Memma', on a moonlight night, above the ethereal loveliness of Sydney.'

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Ivy Moore , 1937 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Great Hearti"Great Heart! Of value more than gold,", Ivy Moore , single work poetry (p. 11)
Note: With subtitle - "(To Mary Gilmore.)"
Purple Violetsi"Imperial Roman Caesar never wore", Ivy Moore , single work poetry (p. 13)
Amber Wattlei"O, golden shine Spring's tresses!", Ivy Moore , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Olive Treei"A Grecian line of beauty dwells", Ivy Moore , single work poetry (p. 16)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ivy Moore , 1937 .
      Printed by Shipping Newspapers
      Extent: 80p.
      Reprinted: 1945
      Note/s:
      • 'From Europe and its traditions, the writer of this book....[i]n Australia ... has made a reputation as woman publicist for the civil flying service, having made many trips from one part of Australia to another, and often at very short notice. It is because of her work in this direction that certain prose extracts are included in this book. For the rest, she has loved simple and gentle things, and loves Australia and all that belongs to it as though it were her own country. Born in England, she says she belongs here now.' From the Foreword by Mary Gilmore. 16.10.37.

Works about this Work

Obscure Australian Poetry Books of the 1930s Richard Blair , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , March-June no. 365/366 2010; (p. 32-37)
'Among the collection of my late father, Jim Blair, (q.v.) who worked as a journalist from 1934 to the end of 1960 with the Bulletin and The Australian Women's Mirror (q.q.v.)were a number of slim books of poetry and verse, written by both well known and not so well known poets and often published by obscure publishers. Jim Blair (q.v.) either reviewed these works for The Bulletin (q.v.) or had the books given to him by the reviewer.' (p. 32)
Obscure Australian Poetry Books of the 1930s Richard Blair , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , March-June no. 365/366 2010; (p. 32-37)
'Among the collection of my late father, Jim Blair, (q.v.) who worked as a journalist from 1934 to the end of 1960 with the Bulletin and The Australian Women's Mirror (q.q.v.)were a number of slim books of poetry and verse, written by both well known and not so well known poets and often published by obscure publishers. Jim Blair (q.v.) either reviewed these works for The Bulletin (q.v.) or had the books given to him by the reviewer.' (p. 32)
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