Detailed Bibliography Edwin Wilson


Books / Published Articles / Poems / Papers / other Publications

2015, Stardust Painter-Poet (Edwin Wilson: Paintings and Poems), Woodbine Press, pp. 226 (larger-format hard cover Art Book of both my paintings and my poems), ISBN 978 0 949557 11 7, June 2015

2014, ‘Flowering Trunk’ poem published (along with a mention of the Tweed River Exhibition) in Verandah Magazine (Byron Bay and Beyond), spring 2014

2014, Mullumbimby Dreaming (Mullumbimby Paintings and Poems), Woodbine Press, pp. 104, ISBN 978 0 949557 339 (paperback)

2014, ‘Phaius Orchid’ poem published, p. 25, in Little Book of Australian Orchids, National Library of Australia, 2014

2013, Oliver Bainbridge – Lord Nelson Great Grandson?, Woodbine Press, pp. 124 = 10 prelims + ten additional pages of photographs, ISBN 978 0 949557 32 2 (paperback)

2012, ‘A Poet Made by New England’, Australian Folklore, No 27, November 2012 (pp. 229 – 236)

2012, New Collected Poems, Kardoorair Press Armidale with Introduction and Epilogue by John Ryan, University of New England, 2012, pp. 686 + 50 prelims, ISBN 978 0 908244 84 3 (hardback)

2012  Second edition of The Mullumbimby Kid (with new material obtained on finding my brother in 2003 and cover detail of one of my Mullumbimby Paintings), Woodbine Press, pp. 288, ISBN 978 0 949557 30 8 (hardcover, posted on the Internet 2012)

2012  Gumnut News, No. 78, April 2012, reprint of ‘Gumnut City’ poem (to May Gibbs on her birthday)

2012  ‘Waratah’ poem, Caleyi, January/February 2012, electronic Newsletter of Northern Beaches Group of Australian Plant Society

2011  Featured in and assisted with the production of a book on Guiding in the Gardens, entitled A Walk in the Gardens: 30 years of volunteer guiding in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2010    New Selected Poems: A Collection of Flowers 1967 – 2009, Woodbine Press, pp. 288, ISBN 978 0 949557 31 5 (paperback, posted on the Internet as a PDF in 2011)

2009    ‘Poetry and Art: An Evolutionary Biologist’s Take on Selection Pressures in the Arts’, Five Bells, autumn/winter 2009

2009    My Brother Jim (poems), Woodbine Press, pp. 93, ISBN  978 0 949557 23 0 (paperback)

2006    ‘The Making of Mount Annan’, Edwin Wilson and Barbara Briggs, Australian Garden History, Vol 18 No 2, Sept/Oct 2006 (unfortunately this paper was severely cut by the editor of this Journal. A longer version, entitled ‘Birth of a Garden: Mount Annan Botanic Garden, near Campbelltown, south-west of Sydney’, was posted on the website of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (October 2006)

2008    Repeat of ‘A Stroll in the Gardens’, Poetica, Radio National, 26 January 2008

2006    The Melancholy Dane: A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man, Memoirs, Book Two, Woodbine Press, pp. 368, ISBN 0 949557 21 8 (folded flap)

2006    Edwin Wilson and ‘Jim’ Onslow Interview, Nikki Barrowclough, ‘Two of Us’, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 2006

2006    ‘A New Direction with Dendrobium Hybrids’ (Phil Spence and Edwin Wilson), Australian Orchid Review, February/March 2006

2006 ‘Autumn in Canberra at the Bonnard, 2003’ (Poem), included in Light On Don Bank, 15 years of Live Poets, Live Poets, edited by Sue Hicks and Danny Gardner

2005    Related to Lord Nelson? An article on Andrew St Clare Nelson and his purported links to Hortio Nelson The Nelson Yearbook

2005    ‘A Walk in the Gardens’ (poetry of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Domain, adapted from article in Australian Folklore No. 15), ‘Poetica’, ABC Radio National, 3 December 2005

2004    Poetry of Place: Royal Botanic Gardens, Statues, Memorials, and Literary References, to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Domain, Botanic Gardens Trust, pp. 208, ISBN 0 9756708 0 8, (Substantially revised edition of The Wishing Tree) (folded flap)

2004    ‘Charlestown’ (Poem), as published electronically by Sharon Olinka in BigCityLit, ‘The Other Half: Rich vs. Poor’, New York, 2004

2003    ‘In Memory of a Father’, article on the centenary of Tidge Wilson’s birth, The Northern Star, 1 November 2003

2003    ‘Strangler Fig’ (Poem), and ‘Put out to Grass’ (Poem), both read (in the context of small presses) on Poetica, Radio National, 10 May 2003

2003    Obituary Kathleen Wall, Botanist and friend (1915 – 2003), Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 2003

2002    Anthology: Collected Poems 1967 – 2002, Kardoorair Press, pp. 590, ISBN 0 908244 50 9 (folded flap)

2002    Asteroid Belt (poems), Woodbine Press, pp. 124, ISBN 0 949557 20 X (paperback)

2002    ‘The Batanic Garden’ (The Mel and Ed Show), Play for RBG Twilight Walks, a conversation between a stupid bat (Eric, played by Steve Paul) and an Ibis (Fatima, played by Debbie Lennis) – written by Edwin Wilson, with dialogue assistance from Melissa Hamilton, performed as  Live Theatre in Gardens, January 2002

2002    ‘Chincogan: Muse and Mountain of a     Mullumbimby Childhood’,  Australian Folklore, Uni New England, March 2002

2002    ‘Mullum Dreaming: Life of a Young Poet’ (growing up in Mullumbimby), Thylazine No 5 (Coral Hull),    (Electronic Publishing, March 2002)

2002    Armidale book launch of Lionel Gilbert’s The Little Giant: The Life and Work of Joseph Henry Maiden, 1858 – 1925, published in the Armidale and District Historical Society Journal No. 45

2002    ‘Cats’ (Poem, Baudelaire Imitation) The Mosman Daily, 1 July 2002

2002    ‘Reflecting the city’s rites of passage’ Abstracted from The Wishing Tree (with promotion of ‘Lunch on the Grass’poetry reading at Lion Gate Lodge in association with my Collected Poems), Friends of the Gardens, The Gardens, No 54, Spring 2002

2002    ‘The Orange and the Green’ (Poem) included in ABC Radio National’s ‘Orange’ Segment, ‘Poetica’, 25 May 2002

2002    ‘Bushranger’s Grave’ (Poem), included in Sunlines, edited by  Anne Fairbairn

2001    Cedar House (an Australian ‘Wuthering Heights’ – a Gothic novel about environment, identity and aboriginality), Woodbine Press, pp. 226, ISBN          0 949557 16 6  (paperback)

2001    Ten years’ Live: Ironic, Satiric, Sardonic Humorous Verse, Live Poets, edited by Sue Hicks and Danny Gardner  (two poems included)

2001    Reprint of the Songs of the Forest Introduction, Vegan Voice, No. 5, March-May 2001

2001    ‘Green lungs of the Inner West’ on the plantings of Charles Moore (Director of Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney) at Callan Park, Friends of the Gardens, The Gardens, 2001

2000    Letter to Editor, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Private Schools Weaken Public System’, 21 November 2000

2000    The Mullumbimby Kid: A Portrait of the Poet as a Child, Memoirs, Book One, (working title ‘The Orchid Boy’),Woodbine Press, pp. 256, ISBN  0 949557 18 8 (hardcover)

2000    ‘The Poetry of Place: Poetic foci in the Sydney Gardens and Domain’, Australian Folklore, No. 15, Uni New England, October 2000

2000    ‘Judy’s Chair’ (poem and photograph), a used in the University of NSW Senior Australian Schools English Competition, 2000

2001    Published in Ten Years Live, Live Poets, Edited by Sue Hicks and Danny Gardner, 2001

1999    Proceedings of International People-Plant Symposium, 12 – 22 July 1998, towards a new millennium of people-plant relationships, from talk entitled ‘Zen and the Art of  Orchid Culture’, UTS Sydney

1999    Inducted into the Mullumbimby High School ‘Hall of Fame’ as their fifth member, 22 February 1999

1999    ‘A point to remember’, article on Mrs Macquaries Point, The Gardens, Summer 1998 – 1999

1988    Cosmos Seven (a selection of poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Woodbine Press, pp.176, ISBN  0 949557 14 5  (hardcover)

1998    ‘Judy’s Chair’ (Poem)  , Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1998

1998    ‘Oliver Bainbridge: an unacknowledged casualty of the death of empire’, joint paper with Sister Mary Joseph (Patricia Wightley) (following on from earlier joint paper in Australian Folklore. No 11, 1996 about his father, Andrew St Clare Nelson and the Nelson connection), Australian Folklore No 13, Uni New England, September 1998

1998    Obituary Dick Edwards, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 August 1998 (written but not acknowledged as such in article)

1998    In Memorium, Eric (Dick) Edwards, Poet, Printer, Publisher (1916 – 1998), Five Bells, September 1998

1998    ‘A passion for the epiphyte transferred: the genesis of Woodbine Press’ (article on the establishment of Woodbine Press), Biblionews, 319th Issue, Vol. 23, No. 3, Uni of Sydney, September 1998

1997    Chaos Theory (poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Woodbine Press, pp. 88, ISBN  0 949577 13  7 (paperback)

1997    ‘Rose Garden Pavilion: One Hundred Years’, article on the centenary of the Rose Garden Pavilion, The Gardens, winter 1997, p. 9

1997    ‘From the Barn on the Hill to Edwards & Shaw’ (article on the publication of the above book), Biblionews, 313th Issue, Vol. 22, No. 1, Uni of Sydney, March 1977

1997    ‘Guiding in the Gardens: the need for a creative approach’, a joint paper with Kathleen Wall on Case Studies in Volunteering, as presented at the VMCI Guides Conference in Bathurst, 1996

1996    ‘Lord Nelson’s Daughter: and her possible descendants in northern New South Wales’ joint paper with Sister Mary Joseph (Patricia Wightley), Australian Folklore, No 11, Uni. Of New England, July 1996

1996    From the Barn on the Hill to Edwards & Shaw (a limited edition of 350 deluxe copies of a book on the publishers Edwards & Shaw by Harry Stein, Pot Still Press for the State Library NSW Press). Harry Stein died in 1994. I helped edit his manuscript, sought sponsorship, and steered the project through to publication

1996    ‘The Wishing Tree’ (an article on Colonial Plants), Australian Garden History, Vol. 8, No. 3 Nov/Dec 1996, pp. 8 – 10

1996    Included in Australian Poets And Their Works, Wilde, Hooton & Andrews, Oxford University Press, 1996

1995    ‘Wild Orchid’ (Poem), quoted by Peter Bernhardt at the front of an anticle ‘The Orchid that Wears a Hat’, The Sydney Review, September 1995

1995    ‘The Botanic Verses: and problems of sexual tolerance, 1789 to the present’ (with reference to the Eileen incident, Australian Folklore, Uni New England, No 10, July 1995

1995    Included in the second edition of Who’s Who of Australian Writers, W.D. Thorpe, 1995

1994    ‘Paradise Lost: Plant-lore on the far north coast of New South Wales’, Australian Folklore, Uni New England,  No 9, July 1994

1994    ‘Night-pollinated Flower’ (Poem), quoted by Peter Bernhardt at the front of an article ‘Sents and Sensibility’, The Sydney Review, September 1994

1994    Included in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, Wilde, Hooton & Andrews, second edition, Oxford University Press, 1994

1993    The Botanic Verses (‘botanic’ verses and other poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine )  Rainforest Publishing pp. 98, ISBN  0 947134  077 (paperback)

1993    ‘Gumnut City’ (Poem), Nutcote News, No. 21, February 1993

1992    The Wishing Tree (Memorial Trees, Statues, Fountains etc in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Domain, and Centennial Perk, Sydney), Kangaroo Press, pp. 160, ISBN  0 96417 437 3 (hardcover)

1992    The Orchid Man: The Life, Work and Memoirs of the Rev. H.M.R. Rupp, 1872 – 1956, by Dr L.A. Gilbert, Kangaroo Press. Two of my orchid poems included in this publication

1992    Letter to editor about my 1974 poem ‘Blank Verse’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 1992

1991    The Rose Garden (poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Woodbine Press (with Edwards & Shaw), pp. 112, ISBN  0 949557 12 9 (paperback)

1991    Live Poets’ Society Litmus suit, Live Poets, edited by Sue Hicks (three poems published)

1991    Included in first Edition of Who’s Who of Australian Writers, W.D. Thorpe

1990    Songs of the Forest (Rainforest Poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd, pp. 96, ISBN  0 86806 390 8 (paperback)

1990    ‘Red-shift’ (Poem), Poetry Australia, No. 128, Summer 1990

1990    ‘The Saga of Peter Hibbs’, a joint paper with Tom Richmond on our First Fleet ancestor Peter Hibbs, Hawkesbury River History: Governor Phillip,Exploration, and Early Settlement, Edited by Jocelyn Powell and Lorraine Banks, Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Hist Society, 1990

1989    Falling up into Verse (a Poetic Handbook [Survival Manual] for Live poets, Aspiring Poets, and Students of  poetry, down Under), Woodbine Press (with Edwards & Shaw), pp. 138, ISBN  0 949557 10 2 (paperback)

1989    Helen Moody interview (with photographs) about Christian Dior sponsorship and nursery support for the Spring Festival, Australian Horticulture, August/September 1989

1989    ‘River Picnic’ (Poem, variant form published by John Millett as Guest Editor, Maryland Poetry Review, Fall/Winter 1989

1989    ‘Elegy to John Pearce, 1908 – 1989’ (Poem), Byron Shire Echo, 19 April 1989

1988    Reprint of Introduction to Songs of the Forest, Australian Orchid Review, Summer 1988

1988    ‘The Rose’ (Poem, published by Director Carrick Chambers in his Rose Garden Pamphlet, Royal Botanic Gardens, 1988

1987    Wild Tamarind (a Bicentennial Parable and Morality Tale), Woodbine Press (with Edwards & Shaw), pp. 167, ISBN  0 949557 09 0 (hardcover) 0 949557 08 0 (paperback)

1987    ‘The Garden’ (Poem, read on   ABC Radio Social History, Radio National,  with Steve Rapley, 1987

1987    ‘The Garden Palace: Its Rise and Fall’, Gardenscene, Graham & Sandra Ross, February 1987

1987    Royal Botanic Gardens Visitor Survey, commissioned and coordinated by me for the Gardens, executed and produced by the Department of Leisure/Tourism, Kuring-gai CAE, 1987

1987    ‘On fields from Gordon/to St. Ives’ (Poem), Lane Cove Soccer Club Newsletter, July 1987

1987    ‘Lane Cove Plaza, Tuesday Morning’ (Poem), Education, 20 July 1987

1986    Discovering the Domain (Edited, with research assistance by Shirley Colless), (a pictorial social history of the Sydney Domain), Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd, pp. 64, ISBN 0 86806 258 8  (hardcover) 0 86806 359 6 (paperback)

1986    ‘Song of Lebanon’ (Poem),‘Northern Magazine’, supplement to Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth, 20 April 1986

1986    ‘The Garden’ (Poem), Garden Journal, Tim North, December 1986

1985    The Dragon Tree (poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Woodbine Press (with Edwards & Shaw), pp. 100, ISBN 0 949557 04 8  (hardcover) 0 949557 05 6  (paperback)

1985    ‘Song of Lebanon’ (Poem), Poet’s Corner, Northern Magazine (Tamworth), 20 April 1985

1984    Liberty, Egality, Fraternity! (a novel), Woodbine Press (with Edwards & Shaw), pp. 214, ISBN 0 949557 02 1 (hardcover) 0 949557 03 X (paperback)

1984    ‘First Contact’ (Poem), Christmas Literary Supplement, The Bulletin, 20 November 1984

1983    Drawn from Life: The Development of Botanical Illustration in Australia (Ed) (catalogue for an exhibition of the same name), Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, pp. 24 (paperback)

1983    Profile of Edwin Wilson, Australian Horticulture, June 1983

1983    ‘The Oldest Garden in Australia ‘, Australian Garden Journal, Tim  North, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1983, pp. 38 – 41

1983    Letter to Editor, Bulletin (about Australia’s flag, having seen the new Canadian flag in Canada), 15 March 1983

1982    ‘Le Déjeuner sur L’herbe’ (‘Lunch in Hyde Park’), (Poem), and ‘Solar Flight’ (Poem), Poetry Australia, No. 81, February, 1982

1982    Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (Ed), Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, pp. 72, ISBN 0 9500976 2 4 (paperback)

1982    Banyan (poems with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine), Edwards & Shaw for Woodbine Press, pp. 100, ISBN 0 949557 01 3 (hardcover) 0 949557 00 5 (paperback)

1982    ‘Thunalgunaldin’ (Poem), and ‘Death of a Mouse’ (Poem),        Poetry Australia, Nos. 84-5, August 1982

1982    ‘A Walk through Paradise’ (an article on the Sydney Gardens), Garden Cuttings, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 1982

1981    ‘New England Dieback’ (Poem), Poetry Australia, No. 76, February 1981

1981    ‘New England Dieback’ (Poem in variant form), Poetry Australia, No. 77, May 1981

1981    The Australian Museum Visitor, No 2, 1979 (study of two travelling exhibitions in the outer suburban areas of Sydney in 1979)

1981    ‘Rainforest’ (Poem), Rainforest Habitat, No. 81, 1981 reprint of earlier poem)

1980    ‘Monastery at Zagorsk’ (Poem), SCOPP (Saturday Club), Issues 8 & 9, Vol. 3, Nos. 2 & 3, 1980, Final Issue

1980    ‘Rainforest’ (Poem), Habitat Australia, Vol.8, No. 6, December 1980

1980    ‘Possible Directions in Public Relations and Community Programs at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney’, a list of all the programs instigated at the Gardens, where none of this type had existed before (Royal Botanic Gardens Library), 8 September 1980

1979    ‘Ancient Bouquet’ (Poem), Poetry Australia No. 70, May 1979

1979    ‘Moving Experiences: The Australian Museum’s Travelling Outer Urban Exhibitions’, Kalori (Museum Association of Australia), No 57, December 1979

1978    ‘Pressed Flower’ (Poem, became ‘Ancient Bouquet’), SCOPP (Saturday Club), Issue Four, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1978

1978    ‘Desire Under the Stars’ (Poem, earlier form of ‘Banyan’), SCOPP (Saturday Club), Issue Five, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1978

1977    ‘The Australian Museum Dinosaur Appeal: Dead on Time’, Kalori (Magazine of the Museum Association of Australia), No 52,  March 1977

1976    ‘Banyan’, ‘Bushranger’s Grave’, and ‘The Butterfly’ (Poems), Poetry Australia, No. 60-61, 1976

1976    ‘Shall I Compare You to my Motor Car?’ (Poem), SCOPP (Saturday Club), Issue 16, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 1976 (received 22 December 1976)

1975    ‘Maiden-hair’ (Poem), (Saturday Club Book of Poetry), Issue ten, Vol. 3, No. ii, Jan 1975

1975    ‘Eileen’ (Poem, published under pseudonym of Eileen Wilson), Mother I’m Rooted (Anthology of Australian Women Poets), Outback Press, edited by Kate Jennings)

1975    ‘The Wave’ (Poem), Education, 20 March 1975

1975    ‘Bushranger’s Grave’ (Poem), Education, 2 July 1975

1975    ‘Hyacinth Orchid’ (Poem), Education, Vol. 56, No. 19, 5 November 1975 (poem in inferior form)

1974    ‘Reflection’ (Poem), Education, 4 December 1974

1972    ‘The Web of Life’ (after Darwin), (Poem, became ‘Death of a Butterfly’/’The Butterfly’), Education, 26 July 1972

1971    ‘Liquid Amber’ (Poem, became ‘Liquidambar’) and ‘Descent’ (Poem, incorporated into other poems), Makar (Uni Qld), Vol. 7, No.1, May 1971

1970    ‘Homage to a Mountain’ (Poem published when lecturing at Armidale Teachers’ College), Anthology (Armidale Teachers’ College), 1970

1970    ‘The Flowering Cherry’ (Poem, became ‘The Cherry Tree’), Northern Daily Leader, 21 November 1970

1961    ‘The Sinking Sun’ (Poem, published as a student at Armidale Teachers’ College), Anthology (Armidale Teachers’ College), 1961