SONGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA
A program that explores some of Australia’s maritime folklore and song.
Jim Cargill was recorded in 1973 in Randwick, New South Wales. See his full story and repertoire on this site: Collected Folklore/Oral History on menu bar.)
- Talks about the early days of whaling.
The Gumtree Canoe
Talks about early trips on ‘The Dinah’, a north sea whaler with a shanty man.
Radcliffe Highway/Blow the Man Down.
Talks about pumping shanties.
Bound for the Rio Grande
A Long Time Ago
Sally Sloane was one of Australia’s most important song carriers. Extensively recorded by pioneer collector John Meredith, I visited Sally in the nineteen seventies and recorded her in 1975. See her full story and my recorded repertoire on this site: Collected Folklore/Oral History on menu bar.)
Sally Sloane talks and introduces convict transportation broadside ballad.
Boston City (aka Oh Son, Oh Son/Charlestown)
My Son Ted
Jim Cargill (see above)
- Talks about how he was the person to first discover the Japanese Mini Submarines in Sydney Harbour during WW2.