Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yColonial BalladsHugh Anderson,
Ronald G. Edwards
Ferntree Gully:Rams Skull Press,1955Z9430641955anthology poetry A selection of more than eighty Australian ballads, with music and narrative. The 2nd edition contains an index of song titles, a bibliography, an index and the following sections: (I) Street Ballads and the Bush; (II) Singers and Songs of the Goldfields; (II) "The Songs They Used to Sing"; (IV) Stringybark and Greenhide; (V) On the Far Barcoo; (VI) The Balladists; (VII) Folksong in Australia.LondonSydney:Angus and Robertson,1962
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
Note: 'The miners bitterly resented the law requiring them to hold a licence - commonly referred to as "The Miner's Right" - to dig for gold and invariably met with hostility the policeman's question "Where's your licence?"' (From preface to work in Old Australian Ballads).