An expose of two cover-ups: one the death of a swagman by a billabong; the other, a torrid affair between Banjo Paterson and his fiancee's best friend, and how the two events come together in Australia's best-loved national song.
About the author; Title page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. Australia's Song for the World; 2. The Backdrop for a Song; 3. Clancy and the Man from Snowy River; 4. There Once Was a Swagman; 5. Up Rode the Squatter; 6. 'The Banjo'; 7. The Old Billy Boiling; 8. Warrnambool to Winton; Picture Section; 9. Australia for the Australians; 10. The Fight Begins; 11. The Burning of the Rodney; 12. Dagworth Burns; 13. The Cover-Up; 14. Christina's Tune; 15. The Love Affair; 16. The 'Jolly Swagman' Song; 17. And His Ghost May Be Heard; Bibliography; Notes; Index.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 4th December 2012