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A collection of Australian traditional and bush songs with words, music and information about each song.

A comprehesive bibliography and discography and many 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 to 210 Songs and Poems largely 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.

Bare Belled Ewe on TV: ABC1 Landline February 2014

The Bare Belled Ewe - As Published in 1891


19th century T.U.S. shears commonly known as trade union shears


Ward & Payne shears from 1911 catalogue: courtesy Ken Hawley Collection Trust

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