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Songs of the Nominees : No. 6 : Rose Holden's Song single work   poetry   satire   "The colony's unfit, sir - the colony's unfit, sir"
Is part of Songs of the Nominees 1855 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1855... 1855 Songs of the Nominees : No. 6 : Rose Holden's Song
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  • A satirical poem on John Rose Holden, one of six 'non-official' nominees to the New South Wales Legislative Council.
  • Editor's note: 'As the object in these rhymes has been to immortalise the half-dozen nominees who assisted the four squatters, Messrs. McLeay, Morris, Hood, and Osborne, and the Government officials, to double the taxes on the tea and sugar of the whole British people in this colony, in defiance of the "people's representatives", we shall not travel beyond the hero of this "song". Mr. Bradley and Mr.Broadhurst were absent from the memorable division, and Mr. Parker [Henry Watson Parker, Chairman of Committtees] gave his vote and the whole weight of his influence in opposition to the iniquitous measures.'

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    y separately published work icon The Empire 1 October 1855 Z1726419 1855 newspaper issue 1855 pg. 5
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