Squatter of the Olden Time, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'll sing you a fine new song, made by my blessed mate, Of a fine Australian squatter." The squatter declared that his animals made Victoria great. He becomes rich, but when he goes to England, the English shun him as a mere colonial
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (Anderson, Colonial Ballads)
KEYWORDS: Australia sheep money travel rejection
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 142-144, "The Squatter of the Olden Time" (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, p. 145, "A Squatter of the Olden Time" (1 text)

Roud #8395
File: Mcd145

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