'Amusing song praising the factory in spite of its drawbacks.' (Webby).
Author's/editor's note: 'Said to have been sung by the fair frail ones who arrived by Steamer from Sydney, at nine o'clock on the night of Tuesday, the 26th August, and who being in full spirit for a concert, chaunted it in a style superior to "Cataline's" on their way from the wharf to the Female Factory - to the edification of the musical folks of Parrramatta, who were then about hastening to bed.'
To the Air of 'Home Sweet Home'.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yHarbour City Poems : Sydney in Verse, 1788-2008Martin Langford
Glebe:Puncher and Wattmann,2009Z15905392009anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)'From colonial origins to vibrant metropolis, Sydney has been portrayed with great liveliness and precision by its poets. This anthology's range extends from the foot of the Blue Mountains through the suburban heartlands to the harbour and the beach, incorporating numerous - and often conflicting - interpretations and images of the city. This is the first collection of Sydney-specific poems for twenty years. It includes such classics as Slessor's "Five Bells" and favourites like "Clancy of the Overflow" as well as a generous selection of very contemporary work and older verse tracing back to the town's verse.' (Publisher's blurb)Glebe:Puncher and Wattmann,2009