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Thread #79192 Message #1437950
Posted By: Joybell
18-Mar-05 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Song ID from partial song lyrics (Australian?)
Subject: RE: Song ID from partial song lyrics (Australian?)
Welcome Julie. Good to have another Victorian here. It's a friendly place here. I'll send you a message for practice.
My long-time obsession has been with the many performers, during the 19th Century, who took on the character of "Billy Barlow". A Robert "Billy" Barlow came here from England during the goldrush. I've found out quite a bit about him but I know there is more out there. His only daughter, Margaret, married a man named "Black". By this time the family was in Gympie and I've no evidence that Margaret ever lived in Victoria. "Billy" returned frequently, though. Margarets male descendants would be named "Black". (one was a "George Black" but he was born too late to be yours.) It was a long shot, but you never know. Cheers, Joy