Guide to Australian Folklore


The Club is a group of fiddle fans with many and diverse origins,meeting monthly to play tunes from Scotland (old and new) and the Scottish diaspora.It’s a happy group where everyone is encouraged and anything is possible.Kids as young as 8 and adults as old as 78 play together in rehearsals and performances and have recorded an earlier CD ‘Red Hot Scots'(1999) which has been a great success at home and abroad.The recording of ‘Reel Cool’ was a 12 month project, made possible by the enthusiasm and ownership of the entire group,especially the hard-working committee and the Founder/Director, Judy Turner

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From Ned Kelly to Aeroplane Jelly

The term “folklore” often makes people think of the past: bush songs, old tales, traditional beliefs and the like. But as this new book shows, folklore is just as much a part of modern life.

‘A Guide To Australian Folklore’ is a major new guide to allusions, characters (real and fictional), events, places, beliefs and activities that constitute the folklore of the Australian peoples, past and present.

The book is presented in an easy-to-read A-Z form that will make it appealing to the general reader as well as specialists. Entries range from The Dog on the Tuckerbox and The Pub with No Beer to Gallipoli, Wild Colonial Boy and the Tasmanian Tiger. It is a fascinating guide to Australia’s character and traditions.

– Much of the material in the guide is new or little-known outside the folk groups who bear it
– The guide builds on more than 20 years of research and is the most comprehensive and authoritative work of its type
– This is an indispensable reference for schools, colleges, government and corporate libraries

Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal Paperback ix 310pp

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Weight .600 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.5 cm


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