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Issue Details: First known date: 1817... 1817 Song
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  • Following title: 'To the Tune of Rule Brittania'
  • 'Praises Australia as land of peace and plenty. ... John Byrnes identifies Robinson as the author.' - Webby [See John Byrnes, 'Our Literature in Chains', Southerly, vol. 21, (1961): 2.
  • Performed at a dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the colony on 26 January 1788.
  • Claimed as the work of Michael Massey Robinson, but an adjacent column in the Sydney Gazette of 1 February, 1817, ascribes it to 'Mr Jenkins', one of the stewards at a dinner commemorating the establishment of the colony.

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