Down on the Daly River Oh! single work   poetry   "Now come all ye sports that want a bit of fun,"
Alternative title: The Daly River-Oh!
Issue Details: First known date: 1946 1946
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  • Appears in:
    y North of 23° : Ramblings in Northern Australia W. E. Harney , Sydney : Australasian Publishing Co. , 1946 Z500107 1946 selected work autobiography travel Sydney : Australasian Publishing Co. , 1946 pg. 218-220
  • Appears in:
    y Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore Bill Scott , Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 Z206758 1976 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 pg. 336-337
  • Appears in:
    y Old Bush Songs and Rhymes of Colonial Times Douglas Stewart (editor), Nancy Keesing (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z389570 1957 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 208-209
    Note: With first line: 'Now come all ye sports who want a bit of fun,'
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 126-127
Last amended 22 Nov 2009
  • Daly River, Daly River - Wadeye area, Top End, Northern Territory,
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