Lawson’s poem is dramatised and set to music in a pastoral setting. Describes the hardships and joys of settling in virgin country, and for the settler, the greatest hardship of all, the loss of his beautiful wife. Uses flashback technique. Enacted by Jock Levy and Sylvia Salisbury while the words are sung by Alex Hood, Barbara Lysiak and the Ramblers.
Australian Broadcasting Commission
Peter Hamilton Productions
Black and White