The Aboriginal Mother [song by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, 15 October 1841]

[Editor: A song published in The Sydney Herald, 15 October 1841. This song was based upon a poem by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, set to music by Isaac Nathan. There are some significant differences between the song and the original poem.] The Aboriginal Mother. “Only one female and her child got away from us.” Evidence before […]

The Aboriginal Mother [poem by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, 13 December 1838]

[Editor: A poem by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop. Published in The Australian, 13 December 1838. This poem by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop was later set to music by Isaac Nathan; however, there were some significant differences between the poem and the song.] Songs of an Exile. (No. 4.) The Aboriginal Mother, (From Myall’s Creek.) Oh! hush thee […]