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The Fight on George's River Ground single work   poetry   "John Davies hears with great regret"
Issue Details: First known date: 1957... 1957 The Fight on George's River Ground
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  • From The Turning Wave, p. 300 - This song tells of the defeat of Sandy Ross, an Orangeman, by Larry Foley, a Sydney Catholic who was later acknowledged as the greatest Australian prize-fighter of his time. The fight took place at the Georges River near Sydney, on March 28th, 1871.
  • When sung, the tune is from the Irish rebel song, The Wearing of the Green.

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  • Georges River, Sydney, New South Wales,
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