Webber's final day started and ended with a flavour of Australia, as he was welcomed into his garage with applause from his Red Bull team with the bush ballad
Waltzing Matilda playing in the background, the report said.
The robust, rhythmic poetic text in bush ballad
style evokes Banjo Patterson's The Man from Snowy River as Sam and Lightning Jack go dashing away in a wild chase to catch runaway cattle, leaping a gorge to escape from Ned Kelly, or flying into the stormy sky like a horse of the Gods.
At nights, sometimes when the shooting stopped, a Turkish soldier would sing a lament and at the end there would be applause from the ANZAC trenches, then an Australian would sing a bush ballad
and be applauded by the Turkish trenches.
one of the greatest masters of the bush ballad
He places this allegiance in the .context of the other folklore scholars and authors of the era who were motivated to uncover evidence of working class-culture: Edgar Waters, Russel Ward, and the partnership formed by Nancy Keesing and Douglas Stewart to anthologize bush ballads
and bush songs -- all of whom relied primarily on published sources.
He covers written history, novels, bush ballads
, films, television, contemporary and historical theatre, and pictorial history, including cartoons in period news sheets.
Gordon, Adam Lindsay n.d., Bush Ballads
and Galloping Rhymes, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton & Kent, London.
For all the Boys Own atmosphere, the bush ballads
and the mawkish sentimentality it does contain works of special interest and appeal.
Poems: sea spray and smoke drift: bush ballads
and galloping rhymes; miscellaneous poems; Ashtaroth: a dramatic lyric; the roll of the kettledrum (illustrated).
In 1869 he moved to Brighton, near Melbourne, and there he published a third volume of poetry, Bush Ballads
and Galloping Rhymes (1870).
Poet who gave Australian poetry a more philosophical tone, supplanting traditional bush ballads
He also anthologized bush ballads
and other types of Australian poetry and wrote a volume of essays, The Seven Rivers (1960).