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Settlers, Cockies and Squatters


THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND

SETTLERS, COCKIES AND SQUATTERS

 


 

The men who forged westward to settle the bush and start our agricultural history had a colourful past. Fights between squatters and free selectors were common and have left their mark on country life. This program used some of the works of Dame Mary Gilmore, who was brought up in the midst of the settlement period. In this episode are the following:

The Hut That’s Upside Down – Declan sings and plays guitar

Wallaby Stew – Declan sings and plays guitar
Inglewood Cocky – Declan sings unaccompanied
Broken Down Squatter – Declan sings and plays guitar
Cocky of Bungaree – Declan sings and plays guitar

Station Cook – Declan sings and plays banjo.