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The Song of the Transportationist single work   poetry   "You may talk as you please of the joys of Jamaica,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1849... 1849 The Song of the Transportationist
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Poem critical of the social, economic and moral effects of transportation upon the Australian colonies. Includes a lengthy epigraph from Punch on the morally corrupting influences of slavery.


  • Air : The Jolly Young Waterman.
  • Author's note: 'Brisbane, Moreton Bay, 3rd December, 1849.'

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