Joe DALY (1984)
1927 - Born in Broken Hill.
Joe was involved in horse teams,
drover, fencer, axeman, bush race jockey, slaughterman, boundary
rider, wild dogger, rabbiter, roo shooter, tank sinking, miner
and storeman. From these experiences came the inspiration for
the songs he wrote.
He learnt to play the guitar and
would entertain at bush gatherings.
1965 – Met Slim Dusty at
Wrote “Our Jacky”, which Slim
Dusty recorded as “Trumby”.
Slim recorded more than 50 of
1970’s – Recorded two four-track
EP’s on Opal Records. Published a book of bush poems “I Leave
You With a Song”.
1984 – Inducted into the Hands of
Fame. South Australian Country Music Festival Awards- Inducted
into the Hall of Fame.
Awarded Life Membership to the
Australian Bush Balladeers Association.
2002 – Released a 93 page volume
of verse “Tracks I Leave Behind”.
2005 – Passed away on December