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
'The Overlander was once one of the most popular bush songs in Austrlalia.
'In this small book Ron Edwards has embellished the iconic ballad with beautifully executed watercolours, which have been based around the text.
'Includes varied versions that have been noted in publications about Folksongs through the years.' (Publication summary)