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Vinegar Hill single work   poetry   "No busy birds called from the road-edging scrub;"
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Vinegar Hill
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  • Author's note: 'The short-lived Castle Hill Rebellion took place in 1804. At Vinegar Hill (now called Rouse Hill) the convicts were confronted by a band of soliders under Major Johnston. This officer, by the treacherous mis-use of the white flag of truce, captured the convicts' leaders, Johnson and Cunningham. In the subsequent rout about a dozen convicts were killed and many were afterwards hanged for taking part in the rebellion.'

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    y separately published work icon Old Australian Ballads : An Anthology W. N. Walker (editor), Sydney : School Projects , 1967 Z1569531 1967 anthology poetry children's

    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 Ballads
    Sydney : School Projects , 1967
    pg. 10-11
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  • Vinegar Hill, New South Wales,
  • 1804
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