# 26697

COLMAN

Songs of the Empire for Little Folks

$220.00 AUD

London : J. & J. Colman, n.d. [c. 1900 – 1910]. Duodecimo, chromolithographed wrappers (some light spotting), staple-bound, 16 pp., illustrated. A charming and ephemeral advertising publication for Colman’s Mustard containing songs and illustrations from the British Empire. Two pages feature Australia, showing a sing-a-long with gold miners and a vignette of Parliament House, Melbourne, along with the Australian Patriotic Song ‘Sons of the Southern Sea’ (originally penned in response to Australia’s involvement in the Boer War). The New Zealand National Song ‘God girt her about with the Surges’ shows a Maori chief, a scene of Wellington and of course, a sheep farm.

Four examples recorded in Australian collections (NLA, SLNSW, SLSA, Museums Victoria).