Songs That Made Australia



SONGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA

INTRODUCTION

The Songs That Made Australia is a series of 10 radio programs scripted and presented by Warren Fahey and broadcast in the early 1980s by the ABC. The program was coordinated by Pam Burrows of the ABC Social History Unit which, at the time, was directed by my old mates Tim & Ros Bowden.

All the oral history interviews and songs come from my National Library of Australia field recordings collection which commenced in 1972. There are some very rare recordings included in the series and, of course, an opportunity to hear real traditional singers and musicians performing traditional songs and poems.