4] Queensland: state in eastern Australia.
13] cheek: face, confront.
16] the Darling: the longest river in Australia, flowing from Queensland through New South Wales and into the Indian Ocean.
18] `riders': "timber used to hold down the bark roofs of primitive bush houses" (An Anthology of Australian Verse, ed. Bertram Stevens (London: Macmillan, 1906).
28] drover: someone who herds droves of livestock.
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Original text: Henry Lawson, In the Days when the World was Wide and Other Verses (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1896): 57-58. x.908/13059 British Library. shel 0660 Fisher Rare Book Library
First publication date: October 1888
Publication date note: See Stone, 12
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001.
Recent editing: 4:2002/2/23
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