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W.A. POETS FROM THE PAST

 

His Book
"This is My Land"

(Self Published 1977)

contains the Poems:

This is my Land

Those Welcoming Lights

Where the maned geese Fly

The Fossiker

Mieleura Station

In the Forest

Ghost Towns

Meditation at Sunset

Progress

Dark Singers

The Muse My Mistress

Migrant Gums

The Grey Horse of Maroominah

The Late Comer

My mate Tom

The Flying Doctor

Ghosts By the River

The Old Homestead

Hill River Horses

Return To Jurien Bay

Australia Our Country

Desert Born

Ten Lonely graves

Old memories

Old Timers

Gingin Brook

The Philosophic Bushmen

Farewell My friend

The Old Yundamindra Pub

The Red Mare

Morapoi Station

Kanandah

The Gun\ms of Coolgardie

Maroominah

Violets

Thoughts for a Better Life

Bush Songsters

Watheroo park

Captive Geese

A magpie Sang

To a new Grand Daughter

Anniversary Tribute

Jacarandas

End of a Lighter

Vale Edward Harrington

Coolgardie

God in my Garden

Columbo Creek

A Vision

End and Beginning

The Seeker

New Year's Eve

A Flower petal

Oh for Peace

Elaine

Storm over the Fjord

Soliloquy

Vanished Years

The North is Calling

The City at Night

Remembering Our Dead

Banjarwarn

Stars of Eternity

The Roussies Story

Reflection

Gum Blossom

Bull-dozed Trees

Kara

To my Pal Hoagy

Memory Lane

Rain

On this Our Day

Morning

To Young Lovers

My love has Gone

Softly Blows the breeze

Longing

Driven

Irish heart

Spring Time Wish

Love

Troubled Mind

Autumn Shadows

Winds Song

Constant heart

The Peron Lament

Australia

People I like

Interlude at Leshnaultia

The Escapee

Demolished

The Kangaroo Shooter

Lament For the Trees

Road Death

Wondering

Beyond the Stars

The Ruined Church

Friendship

A Foreboding

To a Night Flower

Autumn Reverie

Time

Lake Leshnaultia

The Pine Tree

Lament For A River

Remembering

Nightfall in the Hills.

 

 

 

Darcy McNamara 

Born: 1906, near Moora, Western Australia

Died: after 1977

Biography:

Darcy was a third Generation Western Australian,  his paternal grandmother, born in 1929 was the second white girl to be born in the new colony.

Darcy spent most of his life working in various jobs in the outback regions.  He also tried Dairy Farming and for a time Prospecting in the Eastern Goldfields. 

He was a keen conservationist, many of his poems reflecting this. 

Reading through the poems in his book, I can see the changes that were occurring to poetry in the 1930s and beyond  -  This was the time when the ballad and socio-political comment styles of most  Rhyming poetry was becoming less popular than it had been up to the early 1920s.  Even though Darcy stayed with Rhyme, subject matter became more emotional - a trend that continues today outside of the "Bush Poetry" scene. 

Any additional information or poems would be greatly appreciated. 

 

I would like to thank the executors of his will for giving me permission to reprint his poems on this website.  

I will be adding some of the poems listed in 2012

 

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