y A Bushman's Song single work   poetry   "I'm travellin' down the Castlereagh, and I'm a station hand,"
Alternative title: The Old Jig Jog; Travelling Down the Castlereagh
  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1892 1892
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Notes

  • By Ron Edwards: 'Banjo' Paterson's 'A Bushman's Song' is one of the few ballads by a well known poet to pass into folk currency, where it has retained its text while losing its title. It is generally known as 'Travelling Down the Castlereagh' though sometimes also referred to as 'The Old Jig-Jog'. The Overlander Songbook p91.

Affiliation Notes

  • The poem contains references to Chinese shearers.

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Works about this Work

Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Music, Song and Story Night Doris Hayball , 1935 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 7 no. 1 1935; (p. 15-16)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Music, Song and Story Night Doris Hayball , 1935 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 7 no. 1 1935; (p. 15-16)
Last amended 9 Sep 2013 12:12:46
Subjects:
  • Castlereagh River, Coonabarabran - Gilgandra - Coonamble area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
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