Great old bush verse from the early part of the century. 30 of the most famous recitations originally published in the Bowyang Reciters during the 1930s.
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.
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.
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.