THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND
BOUND DOWN BY IRON CHAINS
The songs of transportation are filled will pain and anguish and reflect the frightening prospect of being sentenced to ‘hard labour’ in the penal colony of New South Wales. In the year 1800 there were over 200 offenses punishable by death and hundreds more that determined transportation, usually for seven years or life. Some believed the lucky ones went to the gallows.
The program tells, in song and historic verse and readings, the emotional turmoil surrounding transportation. Included in this program are:
Jim Jones At Botany Bay – Declan sings and plays guitar.
The Convict Maid – Declan sings and plays guitar.
Currency Lads and Lasses – Declan unaccompanied
Plaisn of Emu – Declan sings and plays guitar
Convict’s Tour of Hell – Reading by Peter O’Shaughnessy.
The Catalpa – Declan sings and plays guitar