The tradition of bush music in Australia has the roots of oral music. The publishing of first folk music was in 1890’s through print media. One of such published bush music is “Old Bush Songs” by Banjo Paterson. The origin of this folk music can be noted during the period of British colonilisation, when the convicts were sent to Australia. The folk music is formed at that period and was sung by these convicts during 1788. This music is also seen sung by old Australian ballads that used to sing about the hardships in life of epoch and some such events. Earlier the themes used for bush music included a few like “The Wild Colonial Boy, The Eumeralla Shore, The Drovers Dream and many more. On a later stage, the themes also included experiences in war, themes about flood, droughts, about lonely lives of Australian people.Another great mark in the Australian folk song is its unofficial national anthem, which is Waltzing Metilda. This is a great Australian folk song that is even considered as a national anthem unofficially by the Australian folks. This was originated and developed from Celtic folk ballads. Even in the 20th and 21st century, many renowned contemporary artists continued to use the Australian old bush ballads. The music of old Australian folk music from England, Wales and Ireland Scotland etc. were redesigned and used by the new artists. Even among convicts, there were no specific religion or nationality and hence their music was not systematic as they learned folk music from one to another. Irish folk songs are more famous and the most traditional. In 1950’s the development of folk music took forms of ballads, bush songs etc. Folk music about the indigenous flocks in Australia also gained populated of late. The combined music has also become the favorite of people especially the new generation.