Race and Religion
Early Queensland was a predominantly Christian place, and spiritual themes are evident in many of the finest poems of the period. Issues of race are also prominent, but sadly the Christian spirit does not always find its way to these poems.
Please click on the poem titles below to read about race and religion through the eyes of early Queensland poets.
|Poem Title||First Line||Author||Published|
|A Peace Vesper||For all that makes life fair||Thomas G Rabbets||1919|
|Little Boy Ke||This is the tale of the little boy Ke||Arthur Wade||1947|
|Outcast||Squats the old man||Garry Lyle||140|
|Outlines||The tufted gums along the rise||James Devaney||1946|
|Praise for little things||Lord in the Sacrament, forgive me ,/who am forever asking, ,,||Paul Grano||1940|
|Sabbath Rain||All day soft rain have wrapt the city round||Emily Bulcock||1945|
|The Camp of the Dark Brigade||MANY a mile, many a mile||'Scotia'||1885|
|The Dark Stranger||Who can it be who walks by the river ?||Paula Fitzgerald||1967|
|The Lord in the Wind||Worship the Lord, the God of wild cold kind ,||James Picot||1952|
|Up North||Into Thy hands let me fall, O Lord||Mary Hannay Foott||1885|