So, with nothing major to commemorate, I decided to concentrate on poems that had been first published on that date. They had to be Australian and had to have appeared in a newspaper or magazine with the exact date on the cover. As much as possible I wanted to avoid using poems from monthly magazines that had only a month specified and no exact day.
I still think it's a good idea but it isn't going to happen any time soon. But the idea kept on niggling away at me and has led, finally, to this weblog.
If you don't like Australian poetry, especially that which is out of copyright (ie 1788-1952), then I fear you won't find anything of interest here. This will feature reprints only, with occasional other entries that I find interesting.
The first poem will appear tomorrow - January 1, 2011.