Mrs Collins had this song from her mother when they lived in New Zealand. Her mother had been living in Sunshine at the time of the accident and had learnt the song soon after.
Learnt from mother who lived in Melbourne before moving to Auckland.
Mrs Collin’s version of ‘Billo’ is set in New Zealand where her mother lived for many years. This ditty certainly got around.
Mrs Collins also sang
The Little Boy Called Taps and before singing the Sunshine Railway Disaster she sang
If Those Lips Could Only Speak.