Rambling Sailor


SONGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA

RAMBLING SAILOR

 


 

A program that explores some of Australia’s maritime folklore and song.

Jim Cargill

Jim Cargill was recorded in 1973 in Randwick, New South Wales. See his full story and repertoire on this site: Collected Folklore/Oral History on menu bar.)

    Talks about the early days of whaling.
    The Gumtree Canoe


    Talks about early trips on ‘The Dinah’, a north sea whaler with a shanty man.
    Radcliffe Highway/Blow the Man Down.
    Talks about pumping shanties.
    Bound for the Rio Grande

    A Long Time Ago

Sally Sloane

Sally Sloane was one of Australia’s most important song carriers. Extensively recorded by pioneer collector John Meredith, I visited Sally in the nineteen seventies and recorded her in 1975. See her full story and my recorded repertoire on this site: Collected Folklore/Oral History on menu bar.)


    Rambling Sailor

    Sally Sloane talks and introduces convict transportation broadside ballad.

    Boston City (aka Oh Son, Oh Son/Charlestown)

    My Son Ted

Jim Cargill (see above)

    Talks about how he was the person to first discover the Japanese Mini Submarines in Sydney Harbour during WW2.