The Kennedy Men single work   poetry   "The northernmost part of bonnie Queensland"
Issue Details: First known date: 1865... 1865 The Kennedy Men
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  • Air : 'Bonnie Dundee'
  • Minor textual variation between versions.
  • Published in the Queenslander in 1894 in the 'Songs of the Bush' column, in which readers were invited to contribute the words of bush songs which they had heard. 'The Kennedy Men' was evidently sent in by 'W. E.' of Townsville, who stated : 'This song, I believe, was composed by P. Somers [sic], in the early days of Bowen, 1861.' It is this reference to 'Somers' which led historian Geoffrey Bolton and others to make the Somer/'Remos' connection.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 3 November 1894 Z605293 1894 newspaper issue 1894 pg. 836
    Note: Note that the version of this work which appeared in the Queenslander in 1894 omitted the final five verses from the original 1865 version, and also contained several minor textual variations.

Works about this Work

Last amended 7 Jan 2011 14:24:26
  • Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Kennedy, Cardwell area, Cardwell - Tully - Innisfail area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,
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