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Charles Harpur

(1813—1868) poet

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Bushrangers, A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems, The

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(1853),

was one of the two major works published by Charles Harpur in his lifetime. Although The Bushrangers first appeared in full in 1853, Harpur worked on the melodrama...

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Creek of the Four Graves

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One of Australia's earliest narrative poems, was published by Charles Harpur in The Bushrangers, A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853). Its story of a group of settlers ...

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Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

In Australia first took the form of official reports, annals, and semi-official accounts of settlement, such as Watkin Tench's A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay (1789). The first...

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A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest

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Published in the Empire, 1858, is Charles Harpur's best-known and most-anthologised descriptive poem. Although often praised for its creation of the hushed somnolent atmosphere of the...

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Myall Creek massacre

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(1838)

An incident in which, in retaliation for an alleged “outrage”, White station hands killed 28 Aborigines at Myall Creek in New South Wales, Australia. As a result, 11 White...

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Rosa Caroline Praed

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née

(1851–1935) Australian-born novelist

Policy and Passion (1881) FictionNadine (1882) FictionZéro (1884) FictionAffinities (1885) FictionThe Other...

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shipwrecks

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Is a word with several connotations but here it means vessels that are of particular interest to those working in marine archaeology. Many shipwrecks within the Exclusive Economic Zone of...

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Tower of the Dream

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Published by Charles Harpur in a pamphlet in 1865, is a long poem in blank verse, interspersed with songs. Highly symbolic, the poem, which delves into the division between conscious ...

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