Ron Edwards states in The Overlander Songbook that he has 'sighted an unmarked and undated newspaper cutting' in which the song, under the title of 'The New Marilla Shore', is attributed to 'Riley, a poetical and political basketmaker of Sydney, and was sung ... in 1860' [p.136].
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Collection of well known Australian songs and ballads, divided into sections based on the historical subject matter: 'Ball and Chain', 'Bail Up', 'The Roaring Days', 'Where's Your Licence?', 'Stockmen', 'Wool Away!' and 'Such is Life'.
The sections - and some of the individual works - are prefaced with educational introductions by the editor explaining historical context as well as terms and concepts.
Australian Scene : Australian BalladsSydney:School Projects,1967
yAustralian Verse : An Oxford AnthologyJohn Leonard
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998Z4612071998anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998
Note: With title: The Eumerella Shore. Editor's note: from 1860s.