Songs from the Mountains

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This is a volume of late poetry by Australian poet Henry Kendall, published in 1880. The poems in this volume are prime examples of the style for which Kendall was famous, describing the Australian nature and landscape in poetic detail. Wikipedia quotes the Sydney Mail writing: "Sad songs though many of them be, they are full of great thoughts and lofty aspirations. You may dislike them because they are not all chanted in unison with the bright noontide hymn; but you cannot deny that they are all of the music that floats high above the level of earthly grossness, and that sings, if sometimes among clouds, yet always far above the spires and mountains, although these are loftier than the level of the unbroken plains beneath." - Summary by Carolin (2 hr 47 min)


To a Mountain 4:21 Read by Peter Tucker
Mary Rivers 3:51 Read by Peter Tucker
Kingsborough 4:11 Read by Peter Tucker
Beyond Kerguelen 4:39 Read by Peter Tucker
Black Lizzie 5:17 Read by Algy Pug
Hy-Brasil 4:29 Read by Nemo
Jim the Splitter 4:06 Read by Nemo
Mooni 5:34 Read by Larry Wilson
Pytheas 5:56 Read by Nemo
Bill the Bullock-Driver 4:36 Read by Nemo
Cooranbean 4:36 Read by Algy Pug
When Underneath the Brown Dead Grass 1:32 Read by Larry Wilson
The Voice in the Wild Oak 4:51 Read by Nemo
Billy Vickers 4:54 Read by Nemo
Persia 3:00 Read by Larry Wilson
Lilith 3:19 Read by Kirby Wheatland
Bob 4:24 Read by Larry Wilson
Peter the Piccaninny 4:29 Read by Algy Pug
Narrara Creek 6:36 Read by Nemo
In Memory of John Fairfax 3:07 Read by Larry Wilson
Araluen 3:56 Read by Nemo
The Sydney International Exhibition 17:21 Read by Algy Pug
Christmas Creek 4:29 Read by Larry Wilson
Orara 3:24 Read by Kirby Wheatland
The Curse of Mother Flood 5:21 Read by Larry Wilson
On a Spanish Cathedral 6:04 Read by Algy Pug
Rover 5:40 Read by Nemo
The Melbourne International Exhibition 4:24 Read by Algy Pug
By the Cliffs of the Sea 4:30 Read by Nemo
Galatea 4:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Black Kate 3:05 Read by Nemo
A Hyde Park Larrikin 4:58 Read by Algy Pug
Names Upon a Stone 3:17 Read by Kirby Wheatland
Leichhardt 5:27 Read by Algy Pug
After Many Years 3:27 Read by Larry Wilson