“The Golden Gullies of the Palmer”


"Then roll the swag and blanket up, and let us haste away To the Golden Palmer, boys, where everyone they say Can get his ounce of gold, or it may be more, a day...." A cheerful call to set out for the gold fields of the Palmer River

Historical references

  • 1875 - Discovery of gold in the Palmer River in Queensland. The influx of people from all over the world meant that few grew rich -- and many starved in the inhospitable terrain

Cross references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 100-101, "The Golden Gullies of the Palmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE100


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1984
Keywords: river gold
Found in: Australia