“The Old Palmer Song”


"The wind is fair and free, my boys... The steamer's course is north, my boys, And the palmer we will see." The singer encourages his listeners to come with him to the gold fields; by working together, they can prosper

Historical references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


  1. Manifold-PASB, pp. 38-39, "The Old Palmer Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, PASB038


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: river gold travel
Found in: Australia