The Stockman's Last Bed single work   poetry   "Be ye stockman or no, to my story give ear,"
Alternative title: The Stockman's Lone Grave
Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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Notes

  • The Bulletin attributes this verse to C. E. Bowler and others, while the Australian Treasury of Popular Verse attributes it to George Moran. It seems likely that the verse has it's origins as a bushmen's song and that it has been retold and adapted over the years.
  • Ron Edwards states that 'Two claims to authorship have been made for this song, one through the Bulletin in 1885, which nominated a George Moran as author, and another ... from an unmarked newspaper cutting which makes the claim for the surveyor, Thomas Townsend. There are indications that this cutting is from The Queenslander of about 1895'. The Overlander Songbook p. 107.

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Works about this Work

Old Australian Rhymes Ida Dawson , 1926 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 July vol. 47 no. 2421 1926; (p. 3)
Old Australian Rhymes Ida Dawson , 1926 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 July vol. 47 no. 2421 1926; (p. 3)
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