Charles Thatcher (1852 - 1878 / Brighton, England)
Charles Thatcher was the eldest son of a Bristol curio dealer.
Arriving in Melbourne in November 1852 in the Isabella, Charles tried the Bendigo diggings but soon became an entertainer. He joined the orchestra at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sandhurst, and filled in between plays by singing new words to popular tunes. In these songs he described the troubles of the new chums, the ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- Chinese Immigration
- The New-Chum Swell
- The Private Despatch of Captain Bumble o...
- The Queer Ways Of Australia
- Two Years Ago
Comments about Charles Thatcher
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
celebrated on May 21st every year
Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry
Daily Rituals of Famous Authors
Writers seem to be the most prone to unshakeable routines and elaborate superstitions.
Incredible Reading Rooms Around the World
Cozy, beautiful places to curl up with a good book...