Sir George Grey tells us that when Miago, the first native who ever quitted Perth, was taken in H.M.S. Beagle in 1838, the following was composed by a relative, and constantly sung by his mother during her boy’s absence.
“Ship bal win-jal bat tar dal gool-an-een,
Ship bal win-jal bat-tai dal gool-an-een,” &c., &c.
“Whither is the lone ship wandering?
Whither is the lone ship wandering &c., &c.
FOTO – TWEED HEADS SOUTH FROM BILAMBIL 2009