Golden Gullies of the Palmer, The

DESCRIPTION: "Then roll the swag and blanket up, and let us haste away To the Golden Palmer, boys, where everyone they say Can get his ounce of gold, or it may be more, a day...." A cheerful call to set out for the gold fields of the Palmer River
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1984
KEYWORDS: river gold
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1875 - Discovery of gold in the Palmer River in Queensland. The influx of people from all over the world meant that few grew rich -- and many starved in the inhospitable terrain
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 100-101, "The Golden Gullies of the Palmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: A. K. MacDougall, _An Anthology of Classic Australian Lore_ (earlier published as _The Big Treasury of Australian Foiklore_), The Five Mile Press, 1990, 2002, pp. 170-171, "The Golden Gullies of the Palmer" (1 text)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Marching Through Georgia" (tune & meter)
File: FaE100

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