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source:
Aust Jnl. 1865 from The Black Sheep – a tale of Australian life by Arthur Davitt.

SITE SOURCE: GOLD, EMIGRATION AND FREE SELECTION

Diggers Song

You fellows in the old country
Who look so proud and haughty
Pronounce Australia only fit
For people who’ve been naughty
You paint us all so very black
As black as any niggers
At yet you have some folks at home
Far worse than jolly diggers
And when your tender lambkins prove
No better than black sheep sirs
Whatever ill befalls them here
Will never make you weep sirs
You do not care how hard we work
Although you pity niggers
But when we send you home our gold
Oh then you pity diggers.