THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND
A CRY FROM THE NORTH
Queensland owes most of its development to the sugar industry which produced some interesting folk songs, moost lamenting the bad conditions of the cane-fields . . the first time white people had had to work in a tropical zone. Songs like “The Cane-Cutters’ Lament” and “Cain Killed Abel – And Cane Will Kill Me” recollect the past. This program also looks at the other aspects of the North.
The songs included in the program are:
Moreton Bay – Declan sings and plays guitar
Out on the Isis River – Declan sings and plays guitar
Cane Killed Abel – Declan sings and plays banjo
If You Ever Go Up North – Declan sings unaccompanied
Down on the Daly River-o – Spoken Peter
Maranoa Drovers – Declan sings and plays guitar
On The Queensland Railway Line – Declan sings and plays guitar
The Overlanders – Declan sings and plays banjo.