Story: Small, Joe

Professional balladist Joe Small performing his song, 'The unfortunate man'

Professional balladist Joe Small performing his song, 'The unfortunate man'

Joe Small's rendition of his most popular song, 'The unfortunate man', had audiences in stitches: the New Zealand Herald reported in April 1864 'certain it is we never saw anything more comic'.

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How to cite this page:

Robert H. B. Hoskins. 'Small, Joe', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1s14/small-joe (accessed 27 January 2022)