Ward, Russel Braddock
This thesis is concerned not so much with specific historical events, as with the characteristic attitudes and ideas, over a long period, of a large and imperfectly literate social group. Since this group - workmen in the Australian pastoral industry - was given to singing folk-songs, these have been treated as the most important single source of information about the group's ethos. Therefore the first two chapters are devoted, respectively, to defining the nature of Australian folk-songs, and...[Show more]
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