My Mate Bill [poem by G.H. Gibson]

[Editor: This poem by G.H. Gibson was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901; it was also published (with minor variations) in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905.] My Mate Bill. Jimmy the hut-keeper speaks: That ’s his saddle across the tie-beam, an’ them ’s his spurs up there On the wall-plate over […]

Aboriginal songs and words [16 May 1896]

[Editor: A letter published in the The Australian Town and Country Journal which included two Aboriginal songs; these songs were also published in Banjo Paterson’s collection, The Old Bush Songs (1905).] Aboriginal songs and words (By S. M. Mowle.) I am in accord with writers in the daily press that it is to be regretted […]

True Bushmen [song, 22 September 1894]

[Editor: This song was published in The Queenslander (22 September 1894). It was also included in Banjo Paterson’s collection, The Old Bush Songs (1905), under the title of “The Bushman”, with some variations.] True Bushmen. (Supplied by R.C.L., Mitchell.) Air. — “The Wearing of the Green. “Come, fill up your glasses, and sit ye down […]

The Dying Stockman [Harrison/strapping version] [song, 4 August 1894]

[Editor: This song was published in the “Flotsam and Jetsam” column of The Queenslander (4 August 1894). Two different versions of the same song were included on the same page; this is the version supplied by F. Harrison, which uses the phrase “strapping young stockman” (the other version, supplied by G. Doyle, uses the phrase […]

The Dying Stockman [Doyle/stalwart version] [song, 4 August 1894]

[Editor: This song was published in the “Flotsam and Jetsam” column of The Queenslander (4 August 1894). Two different versions of the same song were included on the same page; this is the version supplied by G. Doyle, which uses the phrase “stalwart young stockman” (the other version, supplied by F. Harrison, uses the phrase […]