Exiles of New Zealand, The

DESCRIPTION: "We're off to bright Australia, Far o'er the singing waves. Why should men live in Maoriland, To be forever Slaves?" New Zealand is beautiful, but why live in a land of gold "if there is naught for me?" Pirates rule the nation, so the singer is leaving
AUTHOR: "A. D." (possibly Arthur Desmond?)
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Auckland "New Zealand Observer," according to Bailey/Roth-NZ)
KEYWORDS: emigration New Zealand Australia gold hardtimes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bailey/Roth-NZ, pp. 80-81, "The Exiles of New Zealand" (1 text)
GarlandFaces-NZ, pp. 278-279, "(Exiles of New Zealand)" (1 text)

File: BaRo080

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