Francis Webb’s ‘Sturt and the Vultures’ : A Note on Sources


Francis Webb's interest in Australian explorers has been a continuing one and he has found material tor his major poetic sequences in their characters and in their careers. In 1947 the Bulletin printed his 'Leichhardt Pantomime'; this was subsequently revised and published as the title poem of the volume Leichhardt in Theatre in 1952. 'Eyre All Alone' followed in 1961. That his interest hasnot diminished is apparent from his poem 'Sturt and the Vultures', which appear ed in the last issue of Meanjin Quarterly for 1970.

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Published 1 May 1974 in Volume 6 No. 3. Subjects: Exploration & explorers of Australia (Land), Writer's research & sources, Francis Webb.

Cite as: Sellick, Robert. ‘Francis Webb’s ‘Sturt and the Vultures’ : A Note on Sources.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, 1974, doi: 10.20314/als.3719c596db.