THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND
BOUND FOR BOTANY BAY
This program traces the reasons for transportation to the colonies , including the economic conditions in England, Ireland and Scotland.
Songs such as The Weaving Industry (Four Loom Weaver) tell of the conditions leading to crime, and follow the passage of criminal transportees to Australia.
The songs included in the program are:
Bound For Botany Bay (aka Henry’s Downfall) – Declan unaccompanied.
Botany Bay: A New Song – Spoken by Peter
Four Loom Weaver – Declan unaccompanied
Van Dieman’s Land – Declan unaccompanied
Ten Thousand Miles Away – Declan sings and plays banjo.
Adieu To You Judges and Juries – Declan plays guitar + unknown mandolin
Stirling-O – Declan sings and plays guitar.