The poems in this collection have long been among the best loved poems in Australia. This new edition commemorating 25 years since the poems were last published as a single collection accompanies each poem with a full-colour bird illustration from the National Library's Pictures Collection.
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The Blue Wrens and the Butcherbird
Eggs and Nestlings
The Swamp Pheasant
Camping at Split Rock
Lament for Passenger Pigeons
Notes on the Artists
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Anna Maria Lewin Antoine-Germain Bevalet Apostle-birds artist Australian Bee-Eater Betty Temple Watts bird's black cockatoos Black Swans Black-shouldered Kite blackthorn-tree blue wren Brown Bird Brush Turkey Butcher-bird Camping at Split Cayley Charles Harpur cold colour creek on stone Currawong curve delight Detail of Lyrebirds Dotterel E.E. Ebenezer Edward Eggs and Nestlings Extinct Birds feather flash gone Gostelow green grey Hardy Wilson heart Herons hunger Jack Judith Wright Koel Lament for Passenger Lewin died c.1846 light Lilian Medland Lionel Lindsay look loquats Lorikeet Lory Lyrebirds and Bower-Birds Magpies Maria Lewin died Meredith McKinney Migrant Swift migrated mother Mountain natural world nest Neville night Oriole Parrots Passenger Pigeons Peacock Pelicans perfect Phantom Dwelling poet Rainbow-bird rainforest reinvent that passenger round Satin Bower-birds sea was pocked Seasonal Flocking sing Split Rock sudden silver fountains Supplementary Poems Swamp Pheasant Terns Thornbills trees voice wind wing Winter Kestrel Wounded Night-bird