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A research collection for the study of Australian vernacular songs and poems with words, music and information about each lyrical composition.
A comprehesive bibliography and discography and 89 articles about Australian folk songs and the Folk Revival.
This site is old in web years, it was born in November 1994 (when it became one among only 10,000 websites in the whole wide world!) and has grown online ever since.
Starting from 101 Songs in 1994, it has now grown more than Five fold to 535 Songs and Poems almost entirely though recent discoveries of original material that was published in Australian newspapers most of which are now digitised - through the National Library of Australia TROVE Project.
ebook - Sixty Years Of Australian Union Songs (2005)
The Bare Belled Ewe - As Published in 1891
19th century T.U.S. "Trade Union Shears" manufactured in Sheffield by a trade union co-operative.
These famous shears were advertised for sale to shearers at a discount through the shearers' union the AWU and its newspaper the Worker.
Ward & Payne shears from 1911 catalogue: courtesy Ken Hawley Collection Trust