A very important collection of early broadsides all with an Australian connection.
Ron Edwards was awarded the 1985 Australian Folk Trust Fellowship and travelled around Britain seeking out early ballads.
Over 16,000 broadsides were sighted, with 160 referring to Australia.
The larger of two volumes. Both contain items not previously published and also variations on some better known convict and bushranger ballads.
Important collection of bawdy ballads collected by folklorist Brad Tate.
Australian Folklore - Occasional Paper No.24.
Three bawdy songsters representing different facets of society -
With full notes and other known versions of some songs detailed at the back of the book.
Please read the notes to The Convict Maid.
The second slightly smaller part of the collection, though still containing plenty of important ballads, including convict ballads.
Collection of rhymes remembered from Ron Edwards' childhood in the Geelong district of Victoria around 1935-1945.
Australian Folklore - Occasional Paper No. 20. 56 pages.
A book dealing with the folksong of the same name, and based on the research of the late Bob Mitchell.
Nicely illustrated by Ron Edwards.