Title: The Van Diemen's Land Warriors. With an essay on Matthew Brady.
Publisher: Sydney D.S. Ford, Printers [for the editor] 1944
Seller ID: 14382
Edited, and with an essay on Matthew Brady by George Mackaness. (Australian Historical Monographs, no X.) #76 of 90 numbered and signed copies for sale (a further 10 were for presentation). 22pp essay, 5 illustrations (including a facsimile of original title-page); 32pp text of the poem. Stiff yapp-edged wrappers.A very good clean copy. ***Published in Hobart Town 1827 as 'The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos' by Pindar Juvenal - an anonymous satire on the military's attempts to capture the notorious bushranger Matthew Brady (although the events of the poem are apparently fictitious - and it was published more than a year after Brady's execution). The book was suppressed as libellous and there are very few copies extant. The author may have been Robert Wales of Launceston.
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