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Thread #101842 Message #4118791
Posted By: GerryM
04-Sep-21 - 06:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Freedom on the Wallaby (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freedom on the Wallaby (Henry Lawson)
Chris Kempster, The Songs of Henry Lawson, writes, "Regardless of which came first, the Lawson poem or the traditional song [Australia's on the Wallaby], it seems likely that Lawson adapted the phrase 'Australia's on the wallaby' to link the Australian working man with the spirit of freedom."