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source: Quoted in ‘Lizard Island’ the life of Mrs Wilson by Jillian Robertson.
The author was recalling her history in the Queensland gold rush era.
SITE SOURCE: GOLD, EMIGRATION AND FREE SELECTION


OLD PALMER SONG

I hear the blacks are troublesome
And spear both horse and man
The rivers are all wide and deep
No bridges do they span, my boys,
And you will have to swim
But never fear the yarns you’ll hear
And gold you’re sure to win