Anonymous Oceania Poems
|1.||There's Whisky In The Jar||1/1/2004|
|3.||The Maids Of The Mountains||1/1/2004|
|4.||The Bloody Fields Of Wheogo||1/1/2004|
|5.||Bold Jack Donahoe (2)||1/1/2004|
|8.||Keep White The Strain||1/1/2004|
|10.||Bold Jack Donahoe (1)||1/1/2004|
|11.||On The Road To Gundagai||1/1/2004|
|12.||The Gallant Peter Clarke||1/1/2004|
|13.||A Day's Ride||1/1/2004|
|14.||The Convicts Rum Song||1/1/2004|
|15.||The Ballad Of Ben Hall's Gang||1/1/2004|
|16.||The Port Phillip Patriot||1/1/2004|
|17.||The Only Land For Me (A Currency Lad)||1/1/2004|
|18.||The Kelly Gang||1/1/2004|
|19.||A West Country Ballad||1/1/2004|
|21.||How The Sailor Rode The Brumby||1/1/2004|
|24.||The Fine Fat Saucy Chinaman||1/1/2004|
|25.||Ned Kelly Was A Gentleman||1/1/2004|
|26.||The Old Bark Hut||1/1/2004|
|27.||The Little Worn Out Pony||1/1/2004|
|28.||The Wild Colonial Boy||1/1/2004|
The Wild Colonial Boy
'Tis of a wild Colonial Boy, Jack Doolan was his name,
Of poor but honest parents he was born in Castlemaine.
He was his father's only hope, his mother's pride and joy,
And dearly did his parents love the wild Colonial Boy.
Come, all my hearties, we'll roam the mountains high,
Together we will plunder, together we will die.
We'll wander over valleys, and gallop over plains,
And we'll scorn to live in slavery, bound down with iron chains.
He was scarcely sixteen years of age when he left his father's home,
And through Australia's sunny clime a ...
A Day's Ride
Bold are the mounted robbers who on stolen horses ride
And bold the mounted troopers who patrol the Sydney side;
But few of them, though flash they be, can ride, and few can fight
As Walker did, for life and death, with Ward the other night.
It seems the troopers heard that Ward, well known as Thunderbolt,
An outlawed thief, was down near Blanche to try a fresh-roped colt.
(Not far from Armidale, that spot for brilliants so renowned -
Although the talked-of diamonds now are seldom found