“The English Miner (The Coolgardie Miner, Castles in the Air)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: homesickness loneliness mining death
Found in: Australia


A newly-arrived prospector sits and dreams of his home and his family left behind. "He was thinking of home, sweet home, far away o'er the restless foam...." (While he is so distracted, a native comes up and kills him)


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 115-116, "Castles in the Air"; pp. 180-181, "The Coolgardie Miner" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. BI, MA115