Review of Colonial Ballads by Hugh Anderson


The new edition of Colonial Ballads, now revised, expanded, and issued by Cheshire, focusses attention again on this newly-unearthed aspect of our Folk culture. We ask ourselves once more the question that has arisen since the Folk Song revival gathered momentum, some ten or twelve years ago: 'Were these songs really invented and sung by our ancestors?'

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Published 1 December 1963 in Volume 1 No. 2. Subjects: Folk music, Popular & folk poetry.

Cite as: Gilfedder, John. ‘Review of Colonial Ballads by Hugh Anderson.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 1963, doi: 10.20314/als.182583c8c9.