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A bibliography of Australian colonial music part 2 - 1901 to 2000

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A bibliography of Australian colonial music part 2 - 1901 to 2000", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):; accessed 23 February 2018

Bibliographic notes:

This resource has the dual purpose of listing materials of general relevance to Australian colonial music, and of serving as a bibliography for the other pages of this site.

Because of the latter, some items make only occasional or no direct reference to Australian music, but are nevertheless of general relevance to the subject and the site.

Entries are arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by author (or where no clear author, other identifier).

Entries are formatted for ease of reuse in footnotes and endnotes.

Bibliographic data appears in black type; reviews are listed, and notes and comments given in lighter type; and occasionally key extracts from the texts themselves are given in yellow-ochre type.

Most entries also have live links to corresponding bibliographic record in TROVE or another relevant site (e.g. WorldCat).

Where a work is digitised and freely available online, live persistent links are given (where possible https).

Where a full-colour digitised version is available (e.g. at it is listed above black-and-white versions (e.g. in Google Books).

Persistent links are also given to some digitised works with restricted or paid access (e.g. journal articles in JSTOR).

As a general rule, colonial music scores, modern editions of musical works, and recordings are not included here. Many of these, however, have been specially tagged as "Australian colonial music" within TROVE, and may be found by searching (for instance, by decade or year of publication) at

Curated websites are not generally listed; however, many resources currently available only in solid state digitised form are listed.

Not yet included here are many items of more particular interest (e.g. to individual musical works, individuals or institutions) listed elsewhere in the site's checklists and registers.

All major works of general Australian history have been, or will be, listed; for the colonial period (part 1), where possible every separate edition is given its own entry and the relationship between editions noted.

For the colonial period (part 1), most newspaper articles referred to elsewhere in the site are not also inculded here. However, key articles that are specifically historical, discursvive, or of wider and general relevance, will be progressively added. Many of these, meanwhile, may be found among specially tagged 19th-century items at

For the post-colonial period (part 2), newspaper articles of special or general relevance to colonial music will be progressively added. Many of these, meanwhile, may be found among specially tagged 20th- and 21st-century items at

In addition, any other books, journal articles, pictures, and musical works tagged by Australharmony inside TROVE may be viewed under the public tag

Australian colonial music


Bladen 1901 (HRNSW 7)

Frank Bladen (ed.)

Historical records of New South Wales. Vol. 7 - Bligh and Macquarie, 1809, 1810, 1811

(Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, 1901) (DIGITISED)

Brown 1901

James Duff Brown

Characteristic songs and dances of all nations

(London: Bayley and Ferguson, 1901) (DIGITISED)

Isaac Nathan, Australian Aboriginal Air from "Southern Euphrosyne", 257; Narrinyeri Corrobbery (South Australian Aboriginal Air, [from] Taplin's Folk-lore of the South Australian Aborigines, 258

Fenton 1901

Elizabeth (Bessie) Knox Fenton [Mrs. Michael Fenton]

The journal of Mrs. Fenton: a narrative of her life in India, the Isle of France (Mauritius) and Tasmania during the years 1826-1830 with a preface by Sir Henry Lawrence

(London: Edward Arnold, 1901) (DIGITISED)

Part 3 (from 11 August 1829 to end): Tasmania, 339-96 

Haddon 1901-35

Alfred C. Haddon (et al.)

Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits (1898)

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1901-35), 6 volumes

Volume 1: General ethnography

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1935) (DIGITISED) (PREVIEW)

Volume 2: Physiology and psychology; part 1: Introduction and vision

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1901) (DIGITISED)

Volume 2: Physiology and psychology; part 2: Hearing, smell, taste, cutaneous sensations, muscular sense, variations of blood-pressure, reaction-times

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1903) (DIGITISED) 

Volume 3: Linguistics

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1901) (DIGITISED)

Volume 4. Arts and Crafts

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1912) (DIGITISED)

C. S. Myers, "Music", 4, 238-69

Alfred C. Haddon, "Sound-producing instruments", 4, 270-83

Alfred C. Haddon, "Songs", 4, 284-88

Alfred C. Haddon, "Dance and dance paraphernalia", 4, 289-305

Volume 5. Sociology, magic and religion of the western islanders

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1904) 

Volume 6. Sociology, magic and religion of the eastern islanders

(Cambridge: The University Press, 1908) (DIGITISED)

Especially "Funeral songs", 150-53 

McGuanne 1901

John Percy McGuanne

"The humours and pastimes of early Sydney"

The Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings 1 (1901), 34-42 (DIGITISED)


Barff 1902

Henry E. Barff

A short historical account of the University of Sydney

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1902) (DIGITISED)

1859 Musical Festival

Harper 1902

Walter R. Harper

"A corroboree song",

Science of Man and Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia 5/2 (1902), 175

Walker 1902

James Backhouse Walker

Early Tasmania: papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899

([Hobart]: J. Vail, Government Printer, 1902) (DIGITISED)

Also second impression (Hobart: John Vail, 1914) (DIGITISED)

Includes reprints of Walker 1890 and Walker 1897


"Music and the Drama: Some Sydney First Appearances", Old Times (April 1903), 35-41 

Wallaschek 1903

Richard Wallaschek

Anfänge der tonkunst

(Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1903) (DIGITISED)

German translation of Wallaschek 1893


Howitt 1904

A. W. Howitt

The native tribes of south-east Australia

(London: Macmillan and Co., 1904) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Reproduces words of songs from Howitt 1887 and musical transcriptions of 3 songs from Torrance 1887

Petrie 1904

Constance Campbell Petrie

Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (dating from 1837) recorded by his daughter

(Brisbane: Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1904) (DIGITISED)

Originally serialised in The Queenslander (26 April 1902 - 7 November 1903)'s+Reminiscences&sortby=dateAsc


Paterson 1905

A. B. (Banjo) Paterson

The old bush songs: composed and sung in the bushranging, digging, and overlanding days

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1905) (DIGITISED)


Furley 1906

William Furley

Some recollections of plays and players of the Ballarat stage in the fifties and sixties by an old playgoer

(Fitzroy: W. and J. Barr, 1906) (DIGITISED)

Houison 1906

A. H. [Andrew Houison]

A short history of St. Philip's Church, Sydney: jubilee 1856-1906

([Sydney: St. Philip's Church], 1906) (DIGITISED)

See also expanded version Houison 1910

Lyndhurst 1906

Fanny Lyndhurst

The confessions of a singer

(Melbourne: Bruce & Davies, 1906) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Thomas 1906

Northcote Whitridge Thomas

Natives of Australia

(London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1906) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Reprints Taplin's transcription of music of Narrinyeri corroboree song from Woods 1879 (Taplin 1879)


Mathews 1907

R. H. Mathews

Notes on the Aborigines of New South Wales

(Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, 1907) (DIGITISED) (modern edition online)

Especially section 9, pages 33-35: Aboriginal Songs at Initiation Ceremonies, with music-and-words transcriptions of 6 songs previously published as words only in Mathews 1896 and 1898


Boswell 1908 = see Boswell 1911

Annabella Boswell's Some recollections is undated; bibliographic records usually put it ? 1908; but here see Boswell 1911a

Madge 1908

Elliot Walter Madge

"A forgotten Calcutta actress: Madame Maria Dhermainville"

Bengal past and present 2/2 (1908), 497 (DIGITISED)

On Maria TAYLOR (Madame Dhermainville), her late career and death in Calcutta in 1841

Ritz 1908

Hermann B. Ritz

"An introduction to the study of the Aboriginal speech of Tasmania" [read 16 November 1908]

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (1908), 73-83 (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Compares three versions of song Popeller [Milligan: Papella; Davies: Ne popila; G. W. Walker: Poppyla]

See also: "ABORIGINAL SONGS", Daily Post (21 November 1908), 10 


Murphy 1909

Agnes Murphy

Melba: a biography, with chapters by Madame Melba on the selection of music as a profession and on the science of singing

(London: [?], 1909) (DIGITISED)

(New York: Doubleday Page, 1909) (DIGITISED)

Ritz 1909

Hermann B. Ritz

"The speech of the Tasmanian Aborigines"

Papers and proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (1909), 44-81 (DIGITISED)

Offprint (Hobart: The Examiner and Weekly Courier Offices, [? 1909]) (DIGITISED)

Santley 1909

Charles Santley

Reminiscences of my life

(London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1909) (DIGITISED)



Houison 1910

Andrew Houison

A short history of St. Philip's Church, Sydney: centenary 1810-1910

([Sydney]: St. Philip's Vestry, November 1910) (DIGITISED)

After Houison 1906

McIvor 1910

"Early Reminiscences. THE McIVOR GOLDFIELD. NO.39. MUSIC"

The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (4 August 1910), 2 (DIGITISED)

Marett 1910

R. R. Marett

"Queensland corroboree songs"

Folklore 21/1 (March 1910), 86-88,_1910.djvu/114 (DIGITISED)

Four corroboree songs in the Goorang-Goorang dialect, obtained by Mr. R. B. B. Clayton, Moon Creek, Upper Burnett River, Queensland, c.1863-5; musical notation by Miss I. S. Clayton

Summers 1910

Joseph Summers

Music and musicians: personal reminiscences, 1865-1910

(Perth: Galwey Printing, 1910)


Boswell 1911a (? = Boswell 1908)

A. A. C. D. Boswell (Annabella Boswell; Innes)

Some recollections of my early days written at different periods

([no publications details, ? 1908; ? 1911]) (DIGITISED)

Especially on the Gray sisters, in 1846 songwriters of The stockman's last bed

"A JOURNAL OF EARLY AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 August 1911), 5

See also reissue (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1965; 1981; 1993)

Boswell 1911b

A. A. C. D. Boswell (Annabella Boswell; Innes)

Further recollections of my early days in Australia

([s.p.: s.n., ? 1911])

Also (Port Macquarie: Hastings District Historical Society, 1964)

Rice 1911

Edward Le Roy Rice

Monarchs of minstrelsy from "Daddy" Rice to date

(New York: Kenny Publishing Company, 1911) (DIGITISED)


Farmer 1912

Henry George Farmer

Military music and its story: the rise and development of military music

(London: Wm. Reeves, [1912]) (DIGITISED)

John Winterbottom

Flood 1912a

W. H. Grattan Flood

William Wallace: a memoir

(Waterford : Waterford News, 1912)

Flood 1912b

W. H. Grattan Flood

"William Vincent Wallace: a centenary notice"

The Musical Times 53/833 (1 July 1912), 448-49

Spencer and Gillen 1912

Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen

Across Australia

(London: Macmillan and Co., 1912), 2 volumes 



Musical transcriptions by Percy Grainger (1909) of two Arunta corroboree songs recorded by Spencer (1901) 


Ackermann 1913

Jessie Ackermann

Australia from a woman's point of view

(London: Cassell, 1913) (DIGITISED)

Matters 1913

Mrs. Leonard W. Matters

Australasians who count in London and who counts in Western Australia

(London: Jas. Truscott and Son, 1913) (DIGITISED)


HRA 1/1-20 1914-1923

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volumes 1-19 (1914-1923)

For continuation see volume 20 under 1924

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 1, 1788-1796

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1914) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 2, 1797-1800

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1914) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 3, 1801-1802

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1915) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 4, 1803 to June 1804

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1915) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 5, July 1804 to August 1806

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1915) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 6, August 1806 to December 1808

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1916) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 7, January 1809 to June 1813

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1916) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 8, July 1813 to December 1815

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1916) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 9, January 1816 to December 1818

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1917) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 10, January 1819 to December 1822

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1917) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 11, January 1823 to November 1825

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1917) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 12, June 1825 to December 1826

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1919) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 13, January 1827 to February 1828

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1920) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 14, March 1828 to May 1829

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1922) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 15, June 1829 to December 1830

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1922) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 16, 1831 to 1832

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1923) (DIGITISED) 

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 17, 1833 to June 1835

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1923) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 18, July 1835 to June 1837

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1923) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 19, July 1837 to January 1839

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1923) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Macarthur Onslow 1914

Sibella Macarthur Onslow (ed.)

Some early records of the Macarthurs of Camden

(Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1914 (DIGITISED)

Scott 1914

Ernest Scott

The life of captain Matthew Flinders, R.N.

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1914) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED),_R.N. (modern edition online) (modern edition online)


McGuanne 1915

J. P. McGuanne

Old St. Mary's, Sydney

([Sydney]: [Ford, for Author], 1915)

Praed 1915

Rosa Praed (Mrs. Campbell Praed)

Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land: a story of Australian life

(London: Hutchinson; New York: Brentano's, 1915) (DIGITISED) (modern edition online)


Steele 1916

James Steele

Early days of Windsor N. S. Wales

(Sydney: Tyrell's Limited, 1916) (modern edition online)

Samuel Edgerton






Boase 1921

Frederic Boase

Modern English biography: containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850

6 volumes (1892-1921)

HRA 3/1-6 1821-23

Historical records of Australia, series 3, vols. 1-6 (1821-23)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 1, Port Phillip, Victoria, 1803 to 1804, Tasmania, 1803 to June 1812

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1921) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 2, Tasmania, July 1912 to December 1819

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1921) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 3, Tasmania, January to December 1820

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1921) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 4, Tasmania, 1821 to December 1825

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1921) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 5, Tasmania, December 1825 to March 1827; Northern Territory, 1823-1827; Western Port, Victoria, 1826-1827

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1922) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 3, volume 6, Tasmania, April to December 1827; West Australia, March 1826 to January, 1830; Northern territory, August 1824 to December 1829

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1923) (DIGITISED)

Jack 1921

Robert Logan Jack

Northmost Australia: three centuries of exploration, discovery, and adventure in and around the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, with a study of the narratives of all explorers by sea and land in the light of modern charting, many original or hitherto unpublished documents, thirty-nine illustrations, and sixteen specially prepared maps

(London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent &? Co., 1921)

Volume 1 (DIGITISED)

Volume 2 (DIGITISED)


Bertie 1922

Charles H. Bertie

Isaac Nathan: Australia's first composer: a lecture

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1922) (DIGITISED)

HRA 4/1 1922

Historical records of Australia, series 4, volume 1, legal papers, 1786-1827

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1922) (DIGITISED)


Stewart 1923

Nellie Stewart

My life's story

(Sydney: John Sands, 1923) 


HRA 1/20-16 1924-25

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volumes 20-26 (1924-25)

Historical records of Australia, series 1: Governor's despatches to and from England, volume 20, February 1839 to September 1840

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament; Sydney: Alfred James Kent, Government Printer, 1924) (DIGITISED)

Alexander Maconochie, James A. Reid

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 21, October 1840 to March 1842

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1924) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 22, April 1842 to June 1843

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1924) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 23, July 1843 to September 1844

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1925) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 24, October 1844 to March 1846

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1925) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 25, April 1846 to September 1847

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1925) (DIGITISED)

Historical records of Australia, series 1, volume 26, October 1847 to December 1848

(Melbourne: The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1925) (DIGITISED)


Melba 1925

Nellie Melba

Melodies and memories

(London: T. Butterworth, 1925)

(New York: G. H. Doran Co., [1926]) (DIGITISED)

Montague 1925

Alfred Montague

"SEVENTY YEARS OF MUSIC", [1]: "Early Players and Singers"

The Argus (19 September 1925), 8

"II: Artists of the Fifties", The Argus (26 September 1925), 7

"III: Four Noted Pianists", The Argus (3 October 1925), 7

[4] "Genesis of the Philharmonic", The Argus (10 October 1925), 6

[5] "Concerts in the 'Fifties", The Argus (17 October 1925), 12

[6] The Argus (24 October 1925), 13

[7] The Argus (31 October 1925), 12


Dahl 1926

Knut Dahl

In savage Australia: an account of a hunting and collecting expedition to Arnhem Land and Dampier Land

(London: P. Allen and Company, Limited, 1926)

English translation of Dahl 1898

Music 1926

W. W. T. [?]


in Arthur Wilberforce Jose and Herbert James Carter (eds) with the collaboration of T. G. Tucker, The Australian encyclopaedia, vol. 2 Mab-Z

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1926), 160-170

Nathan 1926

J. V. C.-B.

"Nathan, Isaac"

in Arthur Wilberforce Jose and Herbert James Carter (eds) with the collaboration of T. G. Tucker, The Australian encyclopaedia, vol. 2 Mab-Z

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1926), 174

Wallace 1926

"Wallace, William Vincent"

in Arthur Wilberforce Jose and Herbert James Carter (eds) with the collaboration of T. G. Tucker, The Australian encyclopaedia, vol. 2 Mab-Z

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1926), [?]

Reimann 1926

[Immanuel Reimann]


The Advertiser (8 June 1926), 16

Weiter 1926

Fred. W, Weirter


The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1926), 11



Campbell 1928

Phyllis Campbell

"Nationalism in Australian music"

Advance! Australia! (1 July 1928)






Davies 1932

E. Harold Davies

"Aboriginal songs of central and southern Australia"

Oceania 2/4 (1932), 454-467

Melbourne 1932

"Bohemia in Melbourne. The Romance of Fasoli's"

The Argus (6 August 1932), 6 (DIGITISED)


Kennedy 1933

Keith Kennedy

"Instruments of music used by the Australian Aborigines"

Mankind (The Australian Journal of Anthropology) 1/7 (August 1933), 147-47

Moore-Robinson 1933

J. Moore-Robinson

Chronological list of Tasmanian newspapers from 1810 to 1933

([? Hobart]: [?author], 1933) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Rubens 1933

Alfred Rubens

"Isaac Nathan: caricatures"

Notes and Queries (15 April 1933), 263


Davies 1934

Gladys Rhys Davies

Music makers of the sunny south: a general survey of music and musicians in Victoria

(East Malvern: S. B. Waters, 1934/35)

[Review]: "What women are doing", The Ausralian Women's Weekly (12 January 1935), 22:

White 1934

Henry O'Sullivan White

"Some recollections of the Aborigines of New South Wales in the years 1848, 1849 and 1850"

Mankind 1/9 (June 1934), 223-27 

Paper delivered White (1831-1901), son of the diarist George Boyle White, to the Maitland Scientific Society c.1895; includes accounts of corroborees.


Shenton 1935

C. E. V. Shenton (nee Lochee)


The West Australian (19 October 1935), 7

Recollections of music and musicians in colonial Western Australia


Bertie 1936

Charles Bertie

"Old Castlereagh Street"

Royal Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings 22/1 (1936), 50

Brewster-Jones 1936

Hooper Brewster-Jones

"Pioneers and problems: South Australia's musical history"

Australian Musical News 27/3 (1 October 1936), p. 1-3, 28-33



Bates 1938

Daisy Bates

The passing of the Aborigines: a lifetime spent among the natives of Australia

(London: Murray, 1938)

"1st Australian edition" (London: Murray, 1944) (modern edition online) (modern edition online)

Cotton 1938

Catherine Cotton

Ludwig Leichhardt and the great south land

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson Limited, 1938)

Stephen Marsh, Isaac Nathan, William Aldis


Hauser 1939

Miska Hauser

The letters of Miska Hauser, 1853

[translated from the German by Eric Benson, Donald Peet Cobb and Horatio F. Stoll, Jr

(San Francisco: Works Progress Administration, Northern California, 1939) (DIGITISED)

From Hauser 1859



Phillips 1940

Olga Somech Phillips

Isaac Nathan: friend of Byron

(London: Minerva Publishing, 1940)

[Review]: "WANDERING JEW", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 January 1941), 8

Scholefield 1940

G. H. Scholefield

A dictionary of New Zealand biography

(Wellington: Dept. of internal affairs, 1940) 2 volumes (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)



Ellard 1942

"Australia's first music"

Art in Australia series 4/6 (June, July, August 1942), 56, 7, and 5 pages after 56 supplement [facsimile] (DIGITISED)

Facsimile of SL-NSW copy of Ellard's Australian quadrilles of 1835, which, however, the article misidentifies as Reichenberg's Australian Quadrilles of 1825

Fitzgerald 1942

Frank Fitzgerald


The Argus (10 October 1942), 3s


Elliott 1943

Brian Elliott

"The first Austral harmonist"

The Australian Quarterly 15/1 (1943), 43-57

Reprinted in Elliott 1947; Barron Field


Federation Bush Music Groups 1959

The Queensland centenary pocket songbook: thirty traditional bush songs collected and arranged by the Federation Bush Music Groups with a foreword by Robert Dally-Scarlett

(Sydney: Edwards and Shaw, [1959])

Edgar Waters, [Review], Songs of Queensland, Southerly 21/1 (March 1961), 57-58

Hurst 1944

Maurice Hurst

Music and the stage in New Zealand: the record of a century of entertainment

(Auckland: Charles Begg, [1944])

Watson 1944

F. J. Watson

"Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland"

supplement to the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) 48/34 (1944), 96-97 (DIGITISED)

First published source of "Corroborees of the Aborigines of Great Sandy Island, written and translated by Edward Armitage, of Maryborough, Queensland, 1923", 96-97, including transcriptions and translations of two Badtjala songs.


Stirling 1945

Lorna Stirling

"The Development of Australian Music"

[Commonwealth Literary Fund lecture given in the University of Melbourne, 21 July 1944]

Historical Studies: Australia and New Zealand 3 (October 1944-February 1945), 58-72

Porush 1945

I. Porush

"Rev. Herman Hoelzel, the first qualified Jewish Minister in Australia"

Journal and Proceedings of the Australian Jewish Historical Society 2/4 (1945), 172-200


Mackaness 1946

George Mackaness (ed.)

Odes of Michael Massey Robinson: first poet laureate of Australia (1754-1826): with an introduction

(Sydney: NSW Govt. Printer, 1946)

Reprint: ([Dubbo, N.S.W. : Review Publications, 1976])


Davies 1947

E. Harold Davies

"Music in primitive society"

Anthropological Society of South Australia Occasional Publications No. 2

(Adelaide: Anthropological Society of South Australia, 1947)

Elliott 1947

Brian Elliott

Singing to the cattle: and other Australian essays

(Melbourne: Georgian House, 1947)

[Review], Rex Ingamells, Meanjin 7/4 (Summer 1948), 271-72


"M" 1948


"Memories and Musings. FIRST CHOIR. FIRST HYMNS"

Advocate (15 January 1948), 12

On the first Catholic choir and band in Melbourne

McGuire 1948

Paul McGuire, with Betty Arnott and Frances Margaret McGuire

The Australian theatre: an abstract and brief chronicle in twelve parts

(London, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1948)

Moresby 1948

Isabelle Moresby

Australia makes music

(Melbourne: Longmans, Green, 1948)

Published October 1948; colonial era, 1-4

[Review], "Early days of music in S.A.", News (30 October 1948), 2

[Review], "IN THE THEATRE. Pointers From Past", The Argus (30 October 1948), 21

[Review], "The Growth of a Musical Tradition, By 'Scribe'", The Mercury (13 November 1948), 7


Madeley 1949

Helen M. Madeley


([London]: T. Werner, 1949)

Chapter 27, page 108- , "Mrs. Macquarie's piano"

Serle 1949

Percival Serle (ed.)

Dictionary of Australian biography

(Sydney: Angus And Robertson, 1949) (modern edition online)

Published June 1949: musical entries include Marie Carandini, Ada Crossley, Nellie Melba, William Murdoch, Isaac Nathan, William Vincent Wallace

There has been a fairly general impression that the only important productions of Australia have been wool, wheat, and cricketers. I hope this book will help to remove that impression. Too low a place has been allowed in the past to Australian literature, largely because of the undue prominence given to some of the more popular writers. Australian painting has been more and more appreciated of late years, but there is still far too little encouragement given to sculpture, architecture, and music. Some excellent singers and executive musicians have made their mark in the world among whom may be mentioned Melba, Ada Crossley, and William Murdoch; but though some interesting music has been composed little is known of it and comparatively little has been published. (Preface)



McGowan 1950

R. M. McGowan

"Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom! This has been a musical city ever since our first band played in Bourke Street one Christmas Eve"

The Argus (8 December 1950), 23

Early Melbourne town bands, teetotal bands, 1839, 1840s, John Tickell, Hugh Middlemiss

Mackaness 1950

George Mackaness

Fourteen journeys over the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, 1813-1841

(Sydney: Ford, 1950), 3 parts in 1 voloume

Reprints (Sydney: Horwitz, Grahame, 1965; Dubbo: Review Publications, 1978)

Barron Field, Harry, "Australian national melody", part 2, 126 (see Covell 1967)


Hall 1951-54 (HMA 1-26)

James Lincoln Hall

"A History of Music in Australia"

The Canon: Australian Journal of Music

No [1]: 4/6 (January 1951), 277-281

No 2: 4/7 (February 1951), 333-337

No 3: 4/8 (March 1951), 372-376

No 4: 4/9 (April 1951), 421-427

No 5: 4/10 (May 1951), 469-473

No 6: 4/11 (June 1951), 517-524

No 7: 4/12 (July 1951), 564-71

No 8: 5/1 (August 1951), 3-10

No 9: 5/2 (September 1951), 52-58

No 10: 5/3 (October 1951), 103-109

No 11: 5/4 (November 1951), 152-156

No 12: 5/5 (December 1951), 203-10

No 13: 5/6 (January 1952), 263-65

No 14: 5/7 (February 1952), 313-15

No 15: 5/8 (March 1952), 361-380

No 16: 5/9 (April 1952), 407-410

No 17: 5/10 (May 1952), 456-60

No 18: 5/11 (June 1952), 504-508

No 19: 6/1 (August 1952), 4-9

No 20: 6/2 (September 1952), 53-57

No 21: 6/4 (November 1952), 166-171

No 22, 6/5-6 (December 1952-January 1953), 221-225

No 23: 6/7 (February 1953), 266-69

No 24: 6/11 (June 1953), 453-57

No 25 7/3 (October 1953), 142-47

No 26. 7/5-6 (December 1953-January 1954), 251-54

Nos 1-9 reprinted in Hall 1989-91

Mackaness 1951

George Mackaness (ed.)

A new song made in New South Wales on the rebellion by Lawrence Davoren; edited with an essay on historical detection, notes and commentary

(Sydney: G. Mackaness, 1951)

On the manuscript at SL-NSW ML B1097


Orchard 1952

W. Arundel Orchard

Music in Australia: more than 150 years of development (Melbourne: Georgian House, 1952)

[Review], Don Banks, Tempo new ser. 25 (Autumn 1952), 39-40

[Review]: Lindsey Browne, "Lost: one pat on the back", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1952), 7

Slater 1952

Joseph Slater

"Byron's Hebrew Melodies"

Studies in Philology 49/1 (January 1952), 75-94

Isaac Nathan

Stieglitz 1952

Karl R. von Stieglitz (ed.)

Edward Markham's Voyage to Van Diemen's Land, 1833

[Edward Markham's Van Diemen's Land Journal, 1833; with six historical essays, a sesquicentenary production]

(Launceston: Printed by The Telegraph Printery, [1952]) (DIGITISED)

From SL-NSW MS, journal of Edward Markham (1801-1865); mentions Deane ["Dean"], George Peck ["Peack"] (his shipmate on the Warrior), Reichenberg [February 1834: "I met a German music master who had married a Neopolitan, an ugly Diva. But he was pleased to find another person who understood something of his language"] and other music and concerts.


Elkin and Jones 1953

A. P. Elkin and Trevor A. Jones

Arnhem Land music, North Australia

(Reprinted from Oceania  24/2 (1953), 25/1-2, 4, 26/1-4, 28/1)

(Sydney: University of Sydney, [195-])


Browne 1954

Lindsey Browne

"Music And The Theatre"

The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1954), royal tour supplement 12

Brief conspectus of 166 years of Australian music history, 1788-1954 

Carne 1954

W. A. Carne

A century of harmony: the official centenary history of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society

(Melbourne: Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, 1954) (DIGITISED)

Dalley-Scarlett 1954

R. D.-S. [Robert Dalley-Scarlett]


in Eric Blom (ed.), Grove's dictionary of music and musicians, 5th edition

(London: Macmillan, 1954), vol. 1, 268-73

Goldman 1954

Lazarus Morris Goldman

The Jews in Victoria in the nineteenth century

(Melbourne: [Author?], [1954])

Keane 1954

Eva Keane

Music for a hundred years: the story of the house of Paling

(Sydney: Oswald Ziegler, 1954)

Mackaness 1954

George Mackaness (ed.)

Some letters of Rev. Richard Johnson, B.A., first chaplain of New South Wales

(Sydney: D. S. Ford, 1954), 2 volumes

Reprint (Dubbo: Review Publications, 1978)


Hall 1955a

Papers of James Lincoln Hall (latest date of inclusions, 1955)


Hall 1955b

James Lincoln Hall

"New light on Stephen Hale Marsh"

The Sydney Morning Herald (2 April 1955), 11


Anderson and Edwards 1956a

Hugh Anderson (ed.) and Ron Edwards (illust.)

Botany Bay broadsides

(Ferntree Gully: The Rams Skull Press, 1956) (DIGITISED)

Anderson and Edwards 1956b

Hugh Anderson (ed.) and Ron Edwards (illust.)

Songs of Billy Barlow

(Ferntree Gully: The Rams Skull Press, 1956) (DIGITISED)

Earnshaw 1956

John Earnshaw

"A further note on Billy Barlow"

Meanjin 15/4 (Summer 1956), 422-23 

Ward 1956

Russel Ward

The ethos and influence of the Australian pastoral worker (Ph.D thesis, Australian National Univeristy, 1956) (DIGITISED)


Fischer 1957

G. L. Fischer

The Queen's Theatre, Adelaide, 1841-1842

(Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, [1957])

Greenway 1957

John Greenway

"Anything like Waltzing Matilda: observations on folksong in Australia"

Quadrant 1/2 (Autumn 1957), 45-51

Moyle 1957

Alice M. Moyle

The intervallic structure of Australian Aboriginal singing

(MA thesis, Department of Music, University of Sydney, 1957) 

Nadel 1957

George Nadel

Australia's colonial culture: ideas, men and institutions in mid-nineteenth century eastern Australia

(Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire, 1957)

Schools of Arts Mechanics' Institutes

Stewart and Keesing 1957

Douglas Stewart and Nancy Keesing (eds)

Old bush songs and rhymes of colonial times: enlarged and revised from the collection of A. B. Paterson

(Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1957)


Australian encyclopaedia 1958

Alec Hugh Chisholm (ed.)

The Australian encyclopaedia ... second edition

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1958), 10 volumes

"Deane, John Phillip", vol. 3, 218

"MARSH-Stephen-Hale", vol. 5, 500

"Music", vol. 6, 217ff

"Nathan, Isaac", vol. 6, 243-44

"STUBBS-Thomas", vol. 8, 334

"Wallace, William Vincent", vol. 9, 148

Many others not yet separately listed here

Ward 1958

Russel Ward

The Australian legend

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1958)


Bergman 1959

George F. J. Bergman

"Isaac Nathan, father of Australian music"

B'nai Brith Bulletin 7/3 (April 1959), 3-5 and 13-15 (journal record)

Moyle 1959

Alice M. Moyle

"Sir Baldwin Spencer's recordings of Australian Aboriginal singing"

Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 24 (1959), 7-36 (DIGITISED)



Anderson 1960

Hugh Anderson

The colonial minstrel

(Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire, 1960)

Charles Thatcher

Longman 1960

Murray Longman

"Songs of the Tasmanian aborigines as recorded by Mrs. Fanny Cochrane Smith"

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 94 (1960), 79-86 (DIGITISED)

Moyle 1960

Alice Moyle

"Two native song-styles recorded in Tasmania"

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 94 (1960), 73-78 (DIGITISED)

Fanncy Cochrane Smith, Horace Watson, also Charles and Maria Logan


Craig 1961

Clifford Craig

The engravers of Van Diemen's Land

(Hobart: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1961)

Chapter 10: Francis Hartwell Henslowe and the music prints


Austin 1962

C. G. Austin

"Early history of music in Queensland"

Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland 6/4 (1962), 1052-1067 (DIGITISED)

Bowra 1962

C. Maurice Bowra

Primitive song

(London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1962)

Tasmanian song [Indigenous], 53, 86, 144

Brier 1962

Percy Brier

The pioneers of music in Queensland

([Brisbane]: The Musical Association of Queensland, 1962)

Cobley 1962

John Cobley

Sydney Cove, 1788, first year of the settlement of Australia

(London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962)

See also Sydney edition Cobley 1963

Dieck 1962

Alfred Dieck

Die Wandermusikanten von Salzgitter: ein Beitrag zur Wirtschafts- und Kulturgeschichte des nördlichen Harzvorlandes im 19. Jahrhundert

(Göttingen: Reise Verlag, 1962)

Wentzel 1962

Ann Wentzel [Carr-Boyd]

"Early composers of music in Australia"

Quadrant 6/2 (Autumn 1962), 29-36


ADB list 1963

Australian dictionary of biography: composite list of names to be included in period 1, 1788-1825, period 2, 1826-1850

(Canberra: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Dept. of History, 1963)

Cobley 1963

John Cobley

Sydney Cove, 1788

(Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1963)

From Cobley 1962

Mackerras 1963

Catherine Mackerras

The Hebrew melodist: a life of Isaac Nathan

(Sydney: Currawong, 1963)

McLeod 1963

A. L. McLeod (ed)

The pattern of Australian culture

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press; Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1963)

McLeod himself wrote the chapter, "Music", 392-412; generous coverage of the colonial period (395-401) draws mainly on Brewer 1892 and Orchard 1952

Wentzel 1963

Ann Wentzel [Carr-Boyd]

The first hundred years of music in Australia 1788-1888

(M.A. thesis, University of Sydney, 1963)

Stilwell 1963

G. F. Stilwell

"Mr. and Mrs. George Carr Clark of Ellinthorp Hall"

Tasmanian Historical Research Association 11/3 (April 1963), 72-109 (82-84)

Atkinson, Reichenberg, Mundy, Kowarzik

Triebel 1963

L. A. Triebel

"A Carl Linger letter"

South Australiana 2/1 (March 1963), 6-14


Kornweibel 1964

Albert H. Kornweibel

"Pianos on the beach"

Westerly (June 1964), 12-20 (DIGITISED)

Manifold 1964a

John S. Manifold (ed.)

The Penguin Australian song book compiled and with notes

(Ringwood: Penguin, 1964)

Manifold 1964b

John S. Manifold

Who wrote the ballads?: notes on Australian folksong

(Sydney: Australasian Book Society, 1964)

Richardson 1964

Peter Richardson

"Military music in the colony of New South Wales, 1788-1850"

Musicology [Australia] 1 (1964), 5-9

[special issue of The Canon 17/3], 5-9


Bagot 1965

Alec Bagot

Coppin the great: father of the Australian theatre

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1965)

Eastey 1965

John Eastey

Memorandum of the transactions of a voyage from England to Botany Bay, 1787-1793: a First Fleet journal by John Easty

(Sydney: Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1965)

Facsimile edition of Sydney, SL-NSW, DLSPENCER 374

Hort 1965

Greta Hort

"The Australian folk-song and origin of the folk-song"

A Review of English Literature 6 (1965), 87-99

Lea-Scarlett 1965

Errol J. Lea-Scarlett

"Columbus Fitzpatrick, a neglected historian, and his family"

Descent 2/4 (1965), 143-55

Wannan 1965

Bill Wannan

The wearing of the green: the lore, literature, legend, and balladry of the Irish in Australia

(Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1965)


Currey 1966

C. H. Currey, "Field, Barron (1786-1846)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Dark 1966

Eleanor Dark, "Bennelong (1764?-1813)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Duffy 1966

C. J. Duffy (ed.), Catholic religious and social life in the Macquarie era: as portrayed in the letters of Columbus Fitzpatrick (1810-1878) (Sydney: Catholic Press Newspaper Company, Ltd., 1966)

Gunson 1966a

Niel Gunson, "Biraban", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Gunson 1966b

Niel Gunson, "Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796-1880)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Irvin 1966

Eric Irvin, "Australia's first concerts", Twentieth Century: an Australian quarterly review 20 (Winter 1966), 314-18 

Lack 1966

Clem Llewellyn Lack

"Early musicians on the wallaby: the Seal brothers and some Australian contemporaries"

Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland 8/1 (1966), 155-161

Moyle 1966

Alice M. Moyle

A handlist of field collections of recorded music in Australia and Torres Strait

(Occasional papers in Aboriginal studies 6; Ethnomusicology series 1)

(Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1966) 

Plomley 1966

N. J. Brian Plomley

Friendly mission: the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834

(Hobart : Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1966)

Roe 1966

Michael Roe, "Duncan, William Augustine (1811-1885)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966), 335-337

Stilwell 1966

G. T. Stilwell, "Henslowe, Francis Hartwell (1811-1878)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Wentzel 1966

Ann Wentzel [Carr-Boyd], "Deane, John Philip (1796-1849)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966), 301


Abbè 1967

D. Van Abbè

"Fritzsche, Gotthard Daniel (1797-1863)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Cobley 1967a

John Cobley

"Worgan, George Bouchier (1757-1838)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Recte George Boucher Worgan

Cobley 1967b

John Cobley

"Lesser known surgeons of the First Fleet: annual post-graduate oration", Bulletin of the post-graduate committee in medicine 23/9 (December 1967), 289-305

Cobley, 295, was first to note Bowes-Smyth's journal entry of 7 August 1787, Rio de Janeiro, confirming that George Worgan had his piano with him on the Sirius in 1787-88

"Without Bowes's reference to a party at Rio de Janeiro, we could not know with certainty that Worgan's piano reached the colony in the First Fleet ..."

However, he also claimed that the piano was a Broadwood, which is nowhere documented.

Covell 1967

Roger Covell

Australia's music: themes of a new society

(Melbourne: Sun Books, 1967) (SNIPPET VIEW SEARCH)

[Review] Mellers 1968 

Evans 1967

Claire C. Evans

"Harry Parsons - early Sydney musician"

Descent 4 (1967), 109-11

Halfpenny 1967

Eric Halfpenny

"Music trading in the Antipodes in the early nineteenth century"

The Galpin Society Journal 20 (March 1967), 100-102

Hetherington 1967

John Hetherington

Melba: a biography

(Melbourne: Cheshire, 1967)

Hodgman 1967

V. W. Hodgman

"Prout, John Skinner (1805-1876)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Prout was husband of Maria Prout and brother-in-law of Stephen Marsh and Henry Marsh.

Mackenzie and Mackenzie 1967

Barbara Mackenzie and Findlay Mackenzie

Singers of Australia: from Melba to Sutherland

(Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1967)

Mackerras 1967a

Catherine Mackerras

"Nathan, Isaac (1792-1864)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Mackerras 1967b

Catherine Mackerras

"Wallace, William Vincent (1812-1865)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Meredith and Anderson 1967

John Meredith and Hugh Anderson

Folk songs of Australia and the men and women who sang them

(Sydney: Ure Smith, 1967) 

See also volume 2, Meredith, Covell and Brown 1987

Oppenheim 1967a

Helen Oppenheim

"Coppin - how great? Alec Bagot's 'Father of the Australian Theatre'"

Australian Literary Studies 3/2 (1967), 126-37 

Oppenheim 1967b

H. L. Oppenheim

"Simmons, Joseph (1810?-1893)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Whitley 1967

G. P. Whitley

"Lhotsky, John (1795-1866)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

Giminez 1967

Dom William [Giminez]

"Salvado, Rosendo (1814-1900)"

Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)


Aurousseau 1968

Marcel Aurousseau (trans. & ed.)

The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968), 3 volumes (pagination continuous)

Marsh, Nathan, Ellard, Ravac

Clark 1968 HA2

Manning Clark

A history of Australia, volume 2: New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1822-1838

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1968)

Farran 1968

"Dr. George William Torrance"

Victorian Historical Magazine 39/3 (August 1968), 113-26 

Mellers 1968

Wilfrid Mellers

Music down under [Review of Covell 1967]

The Musical Times 109/1502 (April 1968), 338-339 

Moyle 1968

Alice M. Moyle

"Tasmanian music, an impasse?"

Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston 26 (May 1968), 1-10

Radic 1968

Thérèse Radic

Aspects of organised amateur music in Melbourne, 1836-1890

(M.Mus. thesis, University of Melbourne, 1968)

Wyndham 1968


The Australian Women's Weekly (11 December 1968), 32, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115

"This is the story of Celia Wyndham, who came to Australia in 1853 and died at Inverell, N.S.W., in 1926 ..."


Dugdale 1969

John H. Dugdale, The place of music in the national and public schools of New South Wales, 1848-1880 (M.Ed. thesis, University of Sydney, 1969)

Featherstone 1969

Guy Featherstone, "Bonwick, James (1817-1906)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Also Walter Bonwick

Hince 1969

Kenneth Hince, "Caron, Leon Francis Victor (1850-1905)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Irvin 1969

Eric Irvin, "Australia's first dramatists", Australian Literary Studies 4/1 (May 1969), 18-30 

Hort 1969

Harold Hort, "An aspect of nationalism in the music of early Australia", Studies in Music 3 (1969), 74-75 

Lea-Scarlett 1969a

Errol J. Lea-Scarlett, "Bochsa, Robert Nicholas Charles (1789-1856)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Lea-Scarlett 1969b

E. J. Lea-Scarlett, "Clarke, Jacob Richard (1822-1893)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Lea-Scarlett 1969c

Errol J. Lea-Scarlett, "Cordner, William John (1826-1870)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Matthews 1969

Enid Noel Matthews, Colonial organs and organ builders (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1969) 

McCredie 1969

Andrew McCredie, Musical composition in Australia (Music by Australian Composers - Survey No 1), (Canberra: The Australian Government, through the Advisory Board, Commonwealth Assistance to Australian Composers, 1969)

Nesbitt 1969

Bruce Nesbitt, "Early Australian poetry and its bibliographers", Australian Literary Studies 4/2 (October 1969), 169-172

O'Farrell 1969

Patrick O'Farrell (ed.), Documents in Australian Catholic history, volume 1: 1788-1883 (London: G. Chapman, 1969)

Thomas Kavanagh, Joseph Reichenberg, James Aquinas Reid, Columbus Fitzpatrick

O'Neill 1969

Sally O'Neill, "Coppin, George Selth (1819-1906)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Plomley 1969

N. J. B. (Brian) Plomley, Annotated bibliography of the Tasmanian Aborigines (Occasional Paper 28) (London: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1969)

Wentzel 1969a

Ann K. Wentzel, "Carandini, Marie (1826-1894)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969), 351-352

Wentzel 1969b

Ann Wentzel, "The rapid development of music in Australia, 1851-1861", Musicology: Journal of the Musicological Society of Australia 3 (1968-69) 



Bridges 1970

Doreen Bridges

The role of universities in the development of music education in Australia 1885-1970

(Ph.D thesis, University of Sydney, 1971)

Lea-Scarlett 1970

Errol J. Lea-Scarlett, "Music-making in early Sydney", Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 5 (1970), 26-57

McQueen 1970

Humphrey McQueen

A new Britannia: an argument concerning the social origins of Australian radicalism and nationalism

(Harmondsworth: Pelican, Penguin Books, 1970) 

Later editions 1975, 1976, 1986

Revised (4th) edition (St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2004) (PREVIEW)

Especially "INTERLUDE: Pianists", 111-14 


Irvin 1971a

Eric Irvin

"Australia's first public concerts"

Studies in Music 5 (1971), 77-86

Irvin 1971b

Eric Irvin

Theatre comes to Australia

(St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1971)

Lea-Scarlett 1971

E. J. Lea-Scarlett

"Music, choir and organ"

in Patrick O'Farrell (ed.), St. Mary's Cathedral Sydney, 1821-1971 ([Sydney]: Devonshire Press for St. Mary's Cathedral, 1971), 157-76

Moyle 1971

Alice M. Moyle

"Source materials: Aboriginal music of Australia and New Guinea"

Ethnomusicology 15/1 (January 1971), 81-93

Radic 1971

Thérèse Radic

"Italian opera in nineteenth century Melbourne"

Quaderni dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura 4 (Melbourne, 1971), 57-65


Ashton 1972

Thomas L. Ashton

Byron's Hebrew melodies

(London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972) (PREVIEW)

Dickey 1972

Brian Dickey

"Halloran, Henry (1811-1893)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Hince 1972

Kenneth Hince

"Elsässer, Carl Gottlieb (1817-1885)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)


Holt 1972

H. T. E. Holt

"Josephson, Joshua Frey (1815-1892)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Lea-Scarlett 1972a

E. J. Lea-Scarlett

"Delany, John Albert (1852-1907)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Lea-Scarlett 1972b

E. J. Lea-Scarlett

"Fitzpatrick, Columbus (1810-1877)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Marks 1972

E. N. Marks

"Diggles, Silvester (1817-1880)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Nesbitt and Hadfield 1972

Bruce Nesbitt and Susan Hadfield (compiled)

Australian literary pseudonyms: an index with selected New Zealand references

(Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1972)

Radic 1972a

Thérèse Radic

"Herz, Julius (1841-1898)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Radic 1972b

Thérèse Radic

"Horsley, Charles Edward (1822-1876)"

Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Shoesmith 1972

Dennis Shoesmith

"Hayes, Catherine (1825-1861)", Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972) (AMENDED) (ORIGINAL)

Steele 1972

J. G. Steele (ed.)

The explorers of the Moreton Bay District, 1770-1830

(St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1972) 


Clark 1973

Manning Clark

A history of Australia, III: the beginning of an Australian civilization 1824-1851

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1973)

Kornweibel 1973

A. H. Kornweibel

Apollo and the pioneers: the story of the first hundred years of music in Western Australia

(Perth: Music Council of WA, 1973)

[Review] James McCusker, "PIANO ON THE BEACH", The Canberra Times (21 April 1973), 11

Krips 1973

M. J. Krips

A history of music in South Australia before 1900

(Thesis; B.A.Hons., University of Adelaide, Dept. of History, 1973)

Plomley 1973

N. J. Brian Plomley

An immigrant of 1824

(Hobart: Tasmanian Historical Research Association Incorporated., 1973)

An account of George Augustus Robinson's life up until his arrival in Van Diemen's Land in 1824, primarily from his diary kept while sailing as a steerage passenger in 1824, one of the rare documents of conditions on an immigrant vessel of that period.

Serle 1973

Geoffrey Serle, From deserts the prophets come: the creative spirit in Australia 1788-1972 (Melbourne: Heinemann, 1973)

40-43, discussion of music (after Covell 1967)

Wood 1973

Elizabeth Wood, "1840-1965: precedents and problems for Australian opera composers", Quadrant (May-June 1973), 27-37

Also in Kay Dreyfus (ed.), Opera and the Australian composer: report of symposium held at the Pram Factory, Carlton, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February, 1973 (Melbourne: Dreyfus and ISCM, 1973)


Boughen 1974

Robert K. Boughen, An account of the music at St. John's Cathedral Brisbane from 1843 to 1887 (M.Mus. thesis, University of Queensland, 1974)

Glass 1974

Frances Devlin Glass, "Moore, Joseph Sheridan (1828- 1891)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Gunson 1974

Niel Gunson (ed.), Australian reminiscences and papers of L. E. Threlkeld, missionary to the Aborigines, 1824-1859, 2 vols. (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1974)

From papers of Lancelot Threlkeld, SL-NSW, ML MSS. 2111/?1-2

Horner 1974

John Horner, "Linger, Carl Ferdinand August (1810-1862)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Inglis 1974

Ken Inglis, The Australian colonists: an exploration of social history 1788-1870 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974)

Lea-Scarlett 1974

E. J. Lea-Scarlett, "Packer, Charles Sandys (Stuart Shipley) (1810-1883)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Levi and Bergman 1974

John S. Levi and George F. J. Bergman, Australian genesis: Jewish convicts and settlers, 1788-1850 (Adelaide: Rigby, 1974)

Loos 1974

N. A. Loos

"Aboriginal-Dutch relations in North Queensland, 1606-1756"

Queensland Heritage 3/1 (1974), 3-8 (DIGITISED)

Mackerras 1974

Catherine Mackerras, "Marsh, Stephen Hale Alonzo (1805-1888)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

McCredie 1974

Andrew D. McCredie, "Paling, William Henry (1825-1895)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Radic 1974a

Thérèse Radic, "Lee, David (1837-1897)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Radic 1974b

Thérèse Radic, "Lyster, William Saurin (1828-1880)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Radic 1974c

Thérèse Radic, "Palmer, Rosina Martha (1844-1932)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Skill 1974

Marjorie Skill

Sweet Nell of old Sydney: the first biography of Nellie Stewart, actress and humanitarian

(North Sydney: Urania Publishing, 1973 [1974]) 

Stevens 1974

Robin S. Stevens, "McBurney, Samuel (1847-1909)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Wettenhall 1974

R. L. Wettenhall, "Packer, Frederick Augustus Gow (1839-1902)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)


Hammerton 1975

A. J. Hammerton, "'Without natural protectors': female immigration to Australia, 1832-36", Historical Studies 16/65 (1975), 539-66

[Maria Logan] Charles Logan

Weiner 1975

Albert Weiner, "The short unhappy career of Luigi Dalle Case", Educational Theatre Journal 27/1 (March 1975), 77-84


Bird 1976

John Bird

Percy Grainger

(first edition, London, 1976)

(new edition: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Covell 1976

Edward Geoghegan, Roger Covell (ed.)

The currency lass, or, My native girl: a musical play in two acts

(Sydney: Currency Press, 1976)

Game 1976

Peter Game

The music sellers

(Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, 1976)

Wilkie, Allan

Lea-Scarlett 1976

E. J. Lea-Scarlett

"Younger, Montague Thomas Robson (1836-1899)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)

Palmer 1976

Roy Palmer

"The origin of Van Dieman's Land and Young Henry the Poacher: a hypothesis"

Folk Music Journal 3/2 (1976), 161-64

Phillips 1976

Nan Phillips

"Rae, John (1813-1900)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)

Plomley 1976

N. J. B. Plomley

A word-list of the Tasmanian Aboriginal languages

(Launceston: N. J. B. Plomley in association with the Government of Tasmania, 1976)

Popeller [Maria Logan] [Charles Logan]

Radic 1976a

Thérèse Radic

"Siede, Julius (1825-1903)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)

Radic 1976b

Thérèse Radic

"Zelman, Alberto (1832-1907)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)

Rutledge 1976

Martha Rutledge

"Thornton, George (1819-1901)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)

Scott 1976

Bill Scott (compiled, annotated)

Complete book of Australian folk lore

(Sydney: Ure Smith, 1976)

(second edition, Sydney: Child and Henry, 1986)

(third edition, Sydney: Lansdowne Publihsing, 1988) 

Stevens 1976

Robin S. Stevens

"Summers, Joseph (1839-1917)"

Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)


Covell 1977

Roger Covell, "Patriotic songs: an Australian disease ('Waltzing Matilda is too good a song to be a national anthem')", Quadrant 21/5 (May 1977), 16-20

Evans and Walker 1977

Raymond Evans and Jan Walker, "These strangers, where are they going? Aboriginal-European relations in the Fraser Island and Wide Bay region 1770-1905", Occasional Papers in Anthropology 8 (1977): 39-105.

Songs (Badtjala) on seeing the Endeavour (1770) and ? Navigator (1802)

[Review], Ian Campbell, Aboriginal History 2 (1978), 176-177

Kruta et al 1977

Vladislav Kruta, Gilbert P. Whitley, Thomas G. Vallance, James H. Willis, Norman A. Wakefield, Alan E. J. Andrews, and Lech Paskowski, Dr. John Lhtosky: the turbulent Australian writer naturalist and explorer (Melbourne: Australian Felix Literary Club, 1977)

Love 1977

Harold Love, "Lyster's 1862 Huguenots: a milestone of musical theatre in Australia", Studies in Music 11 (1977), 49-59

Pratt 1977

Bruce W. Pratt, The Australian encyclopaedia (3rd edition; Sydney: Grolier Society of Australia, 1977)

(3rd edition, revised; Sydney: Grolier Society of Australia, 1979

Radic 1977

Maureen Thérèse Radic, Some aspects of musical associations in Melbourne 1888-1915 (Ph.D thesis, University of Melbourne, 1977)

Stormon 1977

Rosendo Salvado (trans. and ed. E. J. Stormon), The Salvado memoirs: historical memoirs of Australia and particularly of the Benedictine mission of New Norcia and of the habits and customs of the Australian natives (Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1977; Repr.1991)

Translation of Salvado 1853


Irvin 1978a

Eric Irvin, "Australia for family reading: the novels of Eliza Winstanley", Southerly 38/2 (June 1978), 207-222

Irvin 1978b

Eric Irvin, "Tag-rag and bob-tail: theatre of the 1830s", Push from the Bush 2 (1978), 50-59

West 1978

John West, Theatre in Australia (Sydney: Cassell Australia, 1978)


Andrews 1979

Alan E. J. Andrews (ed.)

A journey from Sydney to the Australian alps undertaken in the months of January, February and March, 1834 by Dr. John Lhotsky

(Hobart: Blubber Head Press, 1979)

Cumes 1979

J. W. C. Cumes

Their chastity was not too rigid: leisure times in early Australia

(Melbourne: Longmans Cheshire, 1979)

Hicks and Lea-Scarlett 1979

Neville Hicks and E. J. Lea-Scarlett

"Beale, Octavius Charles (1850-1930)"

Australian dictionary of biography 7 (1979)

Hort 1979

Harold Hort

The development of music in Australia 1788-1850

(M.A. Hons thesis, Macquarie University, 1977/79)

Kassler 1979

Jamie C. Kassler

Science of music in Britain 1714-1830

(New York: Garland, 1979)

Keating 1979

John D. Keating

Bells in Australia

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1979)

Lea-Scarlett 1979

Errol Lea-Scarlett

"A cathedral reaches out - the impact of St. Mary's music on Sydney life"

Musicology Australia 5/1 (1979), 173-190

Mills 1979

Tony Mills

"Bracy, Henry (1841-1917)"

Australian dictionary of biography 7 (1979)

Pask 1979

Edward H. Pask

Enter the colonies dancing: a history of dance in Australia, 1835-1940

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1979)

Stevens 1979

Robin S. Stevens

Music in state-supported education in New South Wales and Victoria, 1848-1920

(Ph.D Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1979)



Dixon 1980

R. M. W. Dixon

The languages of Australia

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980)

Reprint (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) (PREVIEW)

Includes valuable observations of Indigenous song

Hebden 1980

Barbara J. Hebden

Life and Influence of Mr. Richard Thomas Jefferies

(M.Mus. qual. thesis, University of Queensland, 1980)

Hercus 1980

Luise A. Hercus

"'How We Danced the Mudlunga': memories of 1901 and 1902"

Aboriginal History 4 (1980), 5-32

Mick McLean Irinjili and Murtee Johnny, two Aboriginal men from different tribes, recount their memories of the Mudlunga corroboree, a ceremonial song and dance they had witnessed and participated in 1901 and 1902. Their conversations are transcribed and presented here with English translations 

Hickson 1980

Edna Hickson (ed.)

Blanche: an Australian diary 1858-1861: the diary of Blanche Mitchell

(Sydney: John Ferguson, 1980)

Maria Logan, W. C. Uhr, Band of the 77th regiment

Irvin 1980

Eric Irvin

"Of importance to strangers: jubilee year entertainment in Sydney"

Push from the Bush 7 (September 1980), 13-36

Myers 1980

Kathleen Helyar Myers

William Vincent Wallace: life and works

(Ph.D dissertation, Bryn Mawr College, USA, 1980)

Radic 1980

Thérèse Radic

"A man out of season: G. W. L. Marshall-Hall"

Meanjin 39 (July 1980), 195-211

Rankin 1980

David Rankin

The history of the music at St. Francis' Church 1839-1979

([Melbourne]: Society of Jesus in Australia; Blessed Sacrament Fathers, 1980) 

Thomson 1980

John Mansfield Thomson

A distant music: the life and times of Alfred Hill, 1870-1960

(Auckland; Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980)

Warburton 1980

Elizabeth Warburton

"Ellie" [a paper presenred to a meeting of the Society on 18 July 1979],

Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 7 (1980), 62-69 

An short appreciation and biography of the poet and songwriter Ellen Turner Debney (d.1870), alias "Ellie"

White 1980

Isobel M. White

"The birth and death of a ceremony"

Aboriginal History 4 (1980), 33-42

Wood 1980

Elizabeth Wood

Australian opera, 1842-1970: a history of Australian opera with descriptive catalogues

(Ph.D. thesis, University of Adelaide, 1980 [1979])


Gillison 1981

Joan Gillison

"Fraser, Simon Alexander (1845-1934)"

Australian dictionary of biography 8 (1981)

HRV 1981-2002

Michael Cannon (ed.), Public Records Office VIC (comp.)

Historical records of Victoria [foundation series, 8 volumes, volume 2 in 2 parts] 

Irvin 1981a

Eric Irvin

Australian melodrama: eighty years of popular theatre

(Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1981)

Irvin 1981b

Eric Irvin

"Hamlet with hymns and harmonium"

Quadrant 25/1-2 (January-February 1981), 63-66

Love 1981

Harold Love

The golden age of Australian opera: W. S. Lyster and his companies 1861-1880

(Sydney: Currency Press, 1981)

McDonald 1981

Lorna L. McDonald

"D'Hage, Ludwig (1863-1960)"

Australian dictionary of biography 8 (1981)

Moyle 1981

Alice Moyle

"The Australian didjeridu: a late musical intrusion"

World Archaeology 12/3 (February 1981), 321-31 

Nemet 1981

Stella Nemet

History of the Musical Society of Victoria, 1861-1981: one hundred and twenty years of service to music

([Melbourne]: Musical Society of Victoria, [1981])

Radic 1981

Thérèse Radic

"Music of the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne 1888-9: the context"

Australia 1888 Bulletin 7 (1981), 59-67

Weidenhofer 1981

Maggie Weidenhofer

Port Arthur, a place of misery

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1981) 


Askew 1982

Marc Askew

"The diffusion of useful knowledge": Mechanics' institutes in nineteenth century Victoria (MA thesis,  Monash University, 1982)

Crisp 1982

Deborah Crisp

Bibliography of Australian music: index to journal articles, monographs and theses

(Armidale: University of New England, Dept. of Music for Australian Music Studies Project, 1982)

Radic 1982

Thérèse Radic

G. W. L. Marshall-Hall, portrait of a lost crusader: an introduction to the Marshall-Hall collection of the Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne

(Nedlands: Dept. of Music, University of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, 1982)

Reynolds 1982

Henry Reynolds

The other side of the frontier: Aboriginal resistance to the European invasion of Australia

([Ringwood] : Penguin, 1982)

(Sydney: University of NSW Press, 2006) (PREVIEW)

Roennfeldt 1982

Peter Roennfeldt

A history of the first hundred years of Lutheran church music in South Australia

(M.Mus. thesis, University of Adelaide, 1982)

Stavert 1982

Don Stavert

Anglican church music in the 1880's and 1890's in the Diocese of Sydney

(M.A. thesis, University of Sydney, 1982)

Stuart 1982

Lurline Stuart

"Fund-raising in colonial Melbourne: the Shakespeare statue, the Brooke bust and the Garibaldi sword"

La Trobe Library Journal 29 (April 1982), 1-12 (DIGITISED)

Sidney Nelson

Webby 1982

Elizabeth Webby

Early Australian poetry: an annotated bibliography of original poems published in Australian newspapers, magazines & almanacks before 1850

(Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1982)


Boughen 1983

Robert Boughen, "Jefferies, Richard Thomas (1841-1920)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

Cobley 1983

John Cobley

Sydney Cove 1793-1795, the spread of settlement, volume IV

(Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1983) 

Gibberd 1983

Joyce Gibberd, "Heinicke, August Moritz Hermann (1863-1849)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

Knight and Frost 1983

R. J. B. Knight and Alan Frost (eds)

The journal of Daniel Paine, 1794-1797: together with documents illustrating the beginning of government boat-building and timber-gathering in New South Wales, 1795-1805

(Sydney: Library of Australian History; Greenwich, England: Published in association with the National Maritime Museum, 1983)

McCredie 1983

Andrew D. McCredie, "Hill, Alfred Francis (1869-1960)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

Moyle 1983

Alice Moyle, "Australias oldest cylinder recordings: proposal for a last search", International Association of Sound Archives Australian Branch newsletter 11 (1983), 8-10

On the recordings by Fanny Cochrane Smith (1899-1903, Hobart)

Seal 1983

Graham Seal, The hidden culture: folklore in Australian society (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1983)

St Leon 1983

Mark St Leon, Spangles and sawdust: the circus in Australia (Richmond, VIC: Greenhouse Publications, 1983)

Young 1983

Linda Young, Let them see how like England we can be: an account of the Sydney International Exhibition 1879 (M.A. thesis, University of Sydney, 1983)

Paolo Giorza


Barwick 1984

Diane E. Barwick, "Mapping the past: an atlas of Victorian clans 1835-1904", Aboriginal History 8/1 (1984), 100-131

Fairweather 1984

Don Fairweather, Your friend, Alberto Zelman: the story of Alberto Zelman and the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne: [The Orchestra], 1984)

Fahey 1984

Warren Fahey (ed.), Eureka: the songs that made Australia (Sydney: Omnibus Press, 1984)

Fletcher 1984

John Fletcher, John Degotardi: printer, publisher and photographer, Studies in Australian bibliography 25 (Sydney: Book Collectors' Society of Australia, 1984)

Love 1984

Harold Love (ed.), The Australian stage: a documentary history (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press and Australian Theatre Studies Centre, 1984)


Bates (White) 1985

Daisy Bates (Isobel White, ed.)

The native tribes of Western Australia

(Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1985)

Chapman 1985

Peter Chapham (ed.)

The diaries and letters of G. T. W. B. Boyes, volume 1 1820-1832

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985) 

As of 2015, volume 2 has not appeared

Crawford 1985

Richard Crawford, "Musicology and the Australian bicentenary: a methodological prospects from an American viewpoint", Musicology Australia 8/1 (1985), 2-13

Harris 1985

M. C. Harris, The role of women in music education in Victoria from 1875 to 1910 (M.Ed. thesis, Monash University, 1985)

Irvin 1985a

Eric Irvin, "The call was actors away: actors coming to Australia for work in early days of colony", This Australia 4/2 (Autumn 1985), 10-15

Irvin 1985b

Eric Irvin, Dictionary of the Australian theatre 1788-1914 (Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1985)

LoveH 1985

Harold Love, "Chinese theatre on the Victorian goldfields, 1858-1870", Australasian Drama Studies 3/2 (1985), 45-86

LoveW 1985

W. R. F. Love, "Some references to Aboriginal life in the Moreton region from Stobart's journal 1853", Queensland Archeological Research 2 (1985), 58-70


Marshall 1985

Jennifer Marshall, "Richard Wagner's letters to Australia", Miscellanea Musicologica 14 (1985), 149-65

Orme 1985

Barrie J. Maclachlan Orme (comp., ed.)

The Piobaireachd of Simon Fraser with canntaireachd ... second edition

([Camberwell: B. J. Orme, 1985])


Cobley 1986

John Cobley

Sydney Cove 1795-1800, the second governor, volume 5

(Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986) 

Fletcher 1986

Jim Fletcher

"McCormick, Peter Dodds (1834-1916)"

Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

Irvin 1986

Eric Irvin

"Thar's gold in them thar Antipodes"

This Australia 5/2 (Autumn 1986), 52-58

King 1986

Robert J. King

"Eora and English at Port Jackson: a Spanish view"

Aboriginal History 10 (1986), 47-58;dn=068525789310690;res=IELAPA 

Kirsop 1986

Wallace Kirsop

"A theatrical library in nineteenth-century Melbourne and its dispersal: solving a puzzle"

La Trobe Library Journal 10/37 (Autumn 1986), 1-8

Photocopy of original on which this article based in La Trobe Manuscripts Library (Shelf no.: MS 11325)

"Gentleman retiring from the profession" identified as James Smith

Radic 1986a

Thérèse Radic

"Laver, William Adolphus (1866-1940)"

Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

Radic 1986b

Thérèse Radic

"Marshall-Hall, George William Louis (1862-1915)"

Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

Radic 1986c

Thérèse Radic

Melba, the voice of Australia

(Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986)

Rich 1986

Joseph Wolfgang Rich

His thumb unto his nose: the removal of G. W. L. Marshall-Hall from the Ormond Chair of Music

(Ph.D thesis, University of Melbourne, 1986)

Ross 1986

Margaret Clunies Ross

"Australian Aboriginal oral traditions"

Oral Tradition 1/2 (1986), 231-71 (DIGITISED)

Stevens 1986

Robin S. Stevens

"Samuel McBurney: Australian advocate of tonic sol-fa"

Journal of Research in Music Education 34/2 (Summer 1986), 77-87

Waterhouse 1986

Richard Waterhouse

"Antipodean odyssey: Charles B. Hicks and the New Georgia Minstrels in Australia, 1877-1880"

[Based on a paper read before the Society (1984)]

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 72/1 (June 1986), 19-39


Carr-Boyd 1987

Ann Carr-Boyd

"Opera - a flourishing transplant in nineteenth century Australia"

Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 223-33

Clark 1987

Manning Clark

"Address to the [IMS] Musicological Conference in Adelaide, 24 September 1979"

Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 5-12

Clunies Ross et al. 1987

Margaret Clunies Ross, Tamsin Donaldson, Stephen A. Wild (eds)

Songs of aboriginal Australia

(Sydney: University of Sydney, 1987)

Covell 1987

Roger Covell

"The influence of the American blackface minstrel tradition on Australian popular music"

Miscellanea usicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 183-92

Davis 1987

Bronwen P. Davis

The history of the music curriculum in the nineteenth century South Australian public education system, 1836-1910

(M.Educ. thesis, Flinders University, 1987)

Dawson 1987

Jenny Dawson

Opera in colonial Brisbane: the first twenty-five years (1859-1884)

(M.Mus. thesis, University of Queensland, 1987)

Erickson 1987

Frederick J. Erickson

The bands and orchestras of colonial Brisbane

(Ph.D Thesis, School of Music, The University of Queensland, 1987)

Gibbney and Smith 1987

H. J. Gibbney and Ann G. Smith

A biographical register 1788-1939: notes from the name index of the Australian dictionary of biography

(Canberra: Australian National University, 1987)

Volume 1, A-K

Volume 2, L-Z

Hort 1987

Harold Hort

"An aspect of interaction between Aboriginal and western music in the songs of Isaac Nathan"

Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 207-11

Hughes 1987

Robert Hughes

The fatal shore: a history of the transportation of convicts to Australia, 1787-1868

(London, Sydney: Collins Harvill; New York: Knopf, 1987) (PREVIEW)

Meredith, Covell, and Brown 1987

John Meredith, Roger Covell, and Patricia Brown

Folk songs of Australia and the men and women who sang them, volume 2

(Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 1987) 

Plomley 1987

N. J. B. (Brian) Plomley (ed.)

Weep in silence: a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal settlement with the Flinders Island journal of George Augustus Robinson, 1835-1839

(Hobart: Blubber Head Press , 1987)

Charles Logan, Maria Logan

Roennfeldt 1987

Peter Roennfeldt

"A history of the first hundred years of Lutheran church music in South Australia"

Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 161-65

Rose 1987

Lyndon Rose

"In praise of an emancipist dinner: the first Australia Day celebration held in 1817"

Heritage (Australian Heritage Society) 6/4 (Summer 1987), 26-29

Snell 1987

Kenneth Snell

Australian popular music: composers index

(Melbourne: Quick Time Press, 1987)

Wood 1987

Elizabeth Wood

"Aspects of acculturation in nineteenth century Australian opera: some literary models and modes"

Miscellanea musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 12 (1987), 142-150


Barratt 1988

Glynn Barratt

The Russians and Australia: Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840

(Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1988)

Binns 1988

Georgina Binns

Patriotic and nationalistic song in Australia to 1919: a study of the popular sheet music genre

(M.Mus Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1988) (DIGITISED)

Covell 1988

Roger Covell

"From Vienna to Botany Bay: music in Australia at the time of the First Fleet"

Symphony Australia (1988), 8-9, 12

Irvin 1988

Eric Irvin

"Louis Bayer (1858-1907), composer to the man on the land"

Southerly 48/3 (September 1988), 284-297

Laubenthal 1988

Annegrit Laubenthal

"Reimann, Immanuel Gotthold (1859-1932)"

Australian dictionary of biography 11 (1988)

Lawrence 1988

Vera Brodsky Lawrence

Strong on music: resonances, 1836-1850

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988) (PREVIEW)

McCredie 1988a

Andrew D. McCredie (ed.)

From Colonel Light into the footlights: the performing arts in South Australia from 1836 to the present

(Adelaide: Pagel, 1988)

Julja I. Szuster, "Concert life in Adelaide, 1836-1986", 173-192

Elizabeth Silsbury, "Secular choral music in South Australia 1836-1986", 208-243

Andrew McCredie, "Creative challenges and models: composition in South Australia", 244-291

McCredie 1988b

Andrew McCredie

"German musical traditions in South Australia"

in Ian Harmstorf and Peter Schwerdtfeger (eds)

The German experience of Australia 1833-1938

([Adelaide]: The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, Flinders University, 1988), 54-68

Mansfield 1988

Joan Mansfield

"Australian church music - then and now"

One Voice 3/1-2 (1988)

Adapted (UK: Gallery Music, 2006) (DIGITISED)

See also Mansfield 1989

Millar 1988

John Fitzhugh Millar

A handbook on the founding of Australia, 1788: history, clothing patterns, ship plans, architecture, songs, dances

(Williamsburg, Va. USA: Thirteen Colonies Press; North Sydney, NSW, Australia: Library of Australian History, 1988)

Nelson 1988

Kathleen E. Nelson

"The Adelaide String Quartet Club and 'the vocal element' 1880-1891"

Miscellanea Musicologica 15 (1988), 143-152

Norst 1988

M. Norst

"Pedley, Ethel Charlotte (1859-1898)"

Australian dictionary of biography 11 (1988)

Pybus 1988

Cassandra Pybus

"Oyster Cove 1988" [Aboriginal history associated with Oyster Cove]

Meanjin 47/4 (Summer 1988), 573-84;dn=582082056939065;res=IELLCC 

Roderick 1988

Colin Roderick

Leichhardt, the dauntless explorer

(Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1988)

Roderick and Anderson 1988

Colin Roderick and Hugh Anderson (eds)

Miska Hauser's letters from Australia

(Maryborough, VIC: Red Rooster Press, 1988)

Rushworth 1988

Graeme D. Rushworth

Historic organs of New South Wales: the instruments, their makers and players 1791-1940

(Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1988)


Bleby 1989

Elizabeth Bleby

We sing in a strange land: a history of change ringing in Australia and New Zealand to 1988

(South Australia: Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers, 1989

Brown 1989

Philip L. Brown 1989

Andrew alias William Todd [John Batman's recorder] and his Indented Head Journal, 1835 (chief illustrator, J. H. Wedge)

(Geelong: Geelong Historical Society, 1989) 

Bruce and Callaway 1989

Candice Bruce and Anita Callaway

"Wild nights and savage festivities: white views of corroborees"

Art and Australia 27/2 (1989), 269-75 

Butterss 1989

Philip Butterss

Australian ballads: the social function of British and Irish transportation broadsides, popular convict verse and goldfield songs

(Ph.D thesis, University of Sydney, 1989) (DIGITISED)

Carreira 1989

Xoan-Manuel Carreira

"The piano music of Rosendo Salvado"

Studies in Music 23 (1989), 53-60

Rosendo Salvado, Miguel de los Santos Salvado

Dreyfus 1989

Kay Dreyfus

"The current state of Australian music studies: a personal view"

Miscellanea Musicologica 16 (1989), 7-11

Gillen 1989

Molly Gillen; Yvonne Browning, Michael Flynn

The founders of Australia: a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet

(Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1989)

Harry Parsons, 277

Green 1989

Jeremy N. Green

The loss of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie retourschip Batavia, Western Australia 1629: an excavation report and catalogue of artefacts

(British Archaeological Reports, International series 489)

(Oxford: B.A.R., 1989): 74-75

Wreck of the Batavia; the oldest European musical artefacts, parts of a trumpet Conrad Droschel (1596-1644) from Nuremberg and drumstick

Hall 1989-91

James Lincoln Hall

"A history of music in Australia"

Part 1: early period New South Wales: 1788-1817"

Australiana 11/1 (February 1989), 25-29

"Part 2: Early period New South Wales: 1818-1826"

Australiana 11/2 (June 1989), 53-58

"Part 3: Early period New South Wales: 1827-1833"

Australiana 11/3 (August 1989), 90-96

Part 4: "Early period New South Wales: 1834-1835"

Australiana11/4 (November 1989), 123-130

Part 5: "Early period New South Wales: 1835-1836"

Australiana 12/1 (February 1990), 22-26

[Part 6] "Mrs. Chester from Drury Lane: 1835"

Australiana 13/3 (August 1991), 80-82

From Hall 1951-54 nos. 1-9

Love 1989

Harold Love

James Edward Neild: Victorian virtuoso

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1989)

Neild, Cutolo

Mansfield 1989

Joan Mansfield

"Early church music in Australia Part 1"

Church and Nation (22 February 1989), 20-22

"Early church music in Australia, Part 2"

Church and Nation (15 March 1989), 13-16

"Early church music in Australia, Part 3"

Church and Nation (5 April 1989), 15-16

Adapted (UK: Gallery Music, 2006) (DIGITISED)

Meredith 1989

John Meredith

The last Kooradgie: Moyengully, chief man of the Gundungurra people

(Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1989)

Accounts of contacts between Gandangara, led by Moyengully and Major Mitchell, and European settlers; language, songs, mythology and ceremony

Radic 1989

Thérèse Radic (ed., comp.)

Songs of Australian working life

(Melbourne: Greenhouse, 1989)

Ramm 1989

Jennifer Ramm

"Learning the 'Australian myth': an analysis of Australian folk songs"

Journal of Australian Studies 25 (1989), 23-33 

Sagona 1989

Claudia Sagona

An annotated bibliography of the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1970-1987

([Melbourne]: Art School Press, Chisholm Institute of Technology, 1989)

See also Plomley 1969



Beedell 1990

A. V. Beedell, William Joseph Castell, o. k. a. Cavendish (1789-1839), musician: his origins, life and career in Ireland, England, France, Mauritius and Australia (M.A. honours thesis, University of New South Wales, 1990)

No UNSW Library or Trove record; thesis housed in UNSW history department secretariat (as at 2011)

Butterss 1990

Philip Butterss, "'Longing for harmony': the resolution of conflict and contradiction in the songs of the Victorian goldfields", Australian Folklore 5 (1990), 7-35

Carnegie 1990

Helen Carnegie, Carnegies of Melbourne: the family behind the piano business ([Pt. Lonsdale, Vic. : H. Carnegie, 1990] )

Crouchley 1990

Betty Crouchley, "Willmore, Henrietta (1842-1938)", Australian dictionary of biography 12 (1990)


Farrant 1990

Jean Farrant, "Music education in Kalgoorlie/Boulder, 1893-1910: a reflection of a late Victorian bourgeois society", in Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education VII National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education, Alice Springs (Darwin: Australian Society for Music Education, 1990), 33-36

Forbes 1990

Morris Z. Forbes, "Isaac Nathan's bicentennial", The Great Synagogue Journal 46/5 (June 1990), 10

Gill 1990

J. C. H. Gill, "Wilson, Walter Horatio (1839-1902)", Australian dictionary of biography 12 (1990)

Gyger 1990

Alison Gyger

Opera for the Antipodes: opera in Australia 1881-1939

(Sydney: Currency Press and Pellinor, 1990)

Hasluck 1990

Nicholas Hasluck

A country without music

(Ringwood: Viking, 1990) 

[Review], Veronica Brady, "An approach to vigilance: the politics of Nicholas Hasluck's The country without music"

Westerly 36/1 (March 1991), 47-58 

Lang 1990

John George Lang

"Mrs. Macquarie's piano"

Australiana 12/2 (May 1990), 51-54

A reprint of "Music a terror", from Lang 1859; editoral introduction suggests that the story's Captain Romer was based on Henry Colden Antill (1779-1852), who arrived as a captain of the 73rd regiment with Macquarie in 1810.

Maclellan 1990

Beverley Maclellan

Walter Bonwick (1824-1883): Walter Bonwick and the establishment of music teaching in the national schools of Victoria, 1855-1856

(M.Ed thesis, University of Melbourne, 1990)

Organ 1990

Michael Organ (compiled)

A documentary history of the Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1850, including a chronological bibliography 1770-1990

(Wollongong: Aboriginal Education Unit, The University of Wollongong, 1990) (DIGITISED)

See also Organ 1993

Radic 1990

Thérèse Radic

"Zelman, Samuel Victor Albert (Alberto) (1874-1927)"

Australian dictionary of biography 12 (1990)

Rutledge 1990

Martha Rutledge

"Woolley, Emmeline Mary Dogherty (1843-1908)"

Australian dictionary of biography 12 (1990)

Simpson 1990

Adrienne Simpson

Opera in New Zealand: aspects of history and performance

(Wellington: Witham Press, 1990)

Swain 1990

Tony Swain

"A new sky hero from a conquered land"

History of Religions 29/3 (February 1990), 195-232


Anderson 1991

Hugh Anderson 1991

George Loyau: the man who wrote bush ballads ... together with the Queenslanders' new colonial camp fire song book, and the Sydney songster

(Ascot Vale: Red Rooster, 1991) 

Includes diplomatic facsimiles of Loyau 1865a and Loyau 1865b

Brisbane 1991

Katherine Brisbane

Entertaining Australia: an illustrated history

(Sydney: Currency Press, 1991)

Bruce and Callaway 1991

Candice Bruce and Anita Callaway

"Dancing in the dark: Black corroboree or White spectacle?"

Australian Journal of Art 9 (1991), 79-104

Butterss 1991

Philip Butterss

"'Banished from the girl I adore': 'Moreton Bay' and Irish transportation broadsides"

Australian Celtic Journal 3 (1990-91), 5-11

Farrant 1991

Jean Farrant

"Music in Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder 1892-1908"

Early Days (Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society) 10/3 (1991), 236-48

Fletcher 1991

John Fletcher

Hermann Lau and his sojourns (1854-1859) in Sydney, Goulburn, Braidwood, Araluen, Moruya and Shoalhaven

(Sydney: Book Collectors' Society of Australia, 1991)

Hinton 1991

Claire Hinton

"Clunes's first band"

Ancestor: quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (Autumn 1991), 2-4

Holmes 1991

Robyn Holmes (ed.)

Through the opera glass: a chronological register of opera performed in South Australia 1836 to 1988

(Adelaide: Friends of The State Opera of South Australia, 1991)

Meyer 1991

Ray Meyer

"Die Wandermusikanten von Salzgitter (the wandering musicians of Salzgitter)"

Ancestor: quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (Autumn 1991), 4-5

Penny (Foster) 1991

[Richard Penny] "Cuique" (pseud.); Robert Foster (ed.)

"The Spirit of Penney: a biographical sketch of Richard Penney

[includes "Spirit of the Murray", South Australian Magazine (c.1842), with an introduction]

Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia29/1 (December 1991), 1-26; 27-87


Pont and Wilkins 1991

Graham Pont and Paul Wilkins (eds)

Isaac Nathan (1792-1864), a bicentennial tribute with a bibliography and chronological listing of Nathan's Australian compositions

(Sydney: State Library of New South Wales, 1991)

Libraries Australia pre-publication record only; no copy identified

Reece 1991

Bob Reece

"The ballad of Maitand Jail"

"Frank the poet"

in Bob Reece (ed.), Exiles from Erin: convict lives in Ireland and Australia

(London: Macmillan, 1991), 112-24, 151-83 

Thomson 1991

John Mansfield Thomson

The Oxford history of New Zealand music

(Auckland; New York: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Voigt 1991

J. H. Voigt

"Die Musik der Aborigines im sudlichen Queensland: eine fruhe Quelle"

In Martin Kintzinger, Wolfgang Sturner, and Johannes Zahlten (eds.)

Das andere wahrnehmen; beiträge zur europaischen geschichte; August Nitschke zum 65. geburtstag gewidmet

(Cologne: Bohlau Verlag, 1991), 547-552 

Discusses the original manuscript of Beckler 1868, with his original manuscript music examples

English translation and music examples in ....


Beedell 1992

Ann V. Beedell

The decline of the English musician 1788-1888: a family of English musicians in Ireland, England, Mauritius, and Australia

(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)


Broadbent and Hughes 1992

James Broadbent and Joy Hughes (eds)

The age of Macquarie [exhibition book and catalogue]

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press and Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 1992)

Carter 1992

Paul Carter

Living in a new country; history, travelling and language

(London: Faber, 1992)

"Making contact: history and performance", 159-85 [on corroborees]

John Jenkins, [Review], Overland 130 (1993), 74-78 (DIGITISED)

Clarke 1992

Dymphna Clark

"Dr John Lhotsky versus Baron von Hügel, 1834-1848"

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 78/3-4 (1992), 133-148

Duyker 1992

Edward Duyker (ed.); Edward, Herman and Maryse Duyker (trans.)

The discovery of Tasmania: journal extracts from the expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, 1642 & 1772

(Hobart: St. David's Park Pub., 1992)

Kerr 1992

Joan Kerr (ed.)

The dictionary of Australian artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Contents incorporated and updated in Design & Art Australia Online


Fahy 1992

Kevin Fahy

"Furniture and furniture-makers"

in James Broadbent and Joy Hughes (eds), The Age of Macquarie

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press in association with Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 1992), 117-32

Farrant 1992

Jean Farrant

A social history of music in Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder, 1892 to 1908

(M.A. thesis, University of Western Australia, 1992)

Frost 1992

Lucy Frost (ed.)

A face in the glass : the journal and life of Annie Baxter

(Port Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia, 1992)

Mellers 1992

Wilfrid Mellers

Percy Grainger

(Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Mulvaney and Green 1992

John Mulvaney and Neville Green (eds)

Commandant of solitude: the journals of Captain Collet Barker 1828-1831

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1992)

O'Conner 1992

Desmond O'Connor

"A home away from home: Alfred Mantegani in Australia"

in Riflessi e riflessioni

(Adelaide: Italian Discipline, Flinders University of South Australia, 1992), 157-187

Ros 1992

Eladio Ros

La música en Nueva Nursia

([Madrid]: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, [1992])

[Review]: Michael Noone, Musicology Australia 16/1 (1993), 64-66

Rosendo Salvado

Shaw 1992

Patricia Shaw

"Orpheus in the down under world, musical creativity in colonial Australia"

Ormond Papers 9 (1992), 241-255

Statham 1992

Pamela Statham (ed.)

A colonial regiment: new sources relating to the New South Wales Corps, 1789-1810

([Canberra]: P. Statham, 1992)

Stevens 1992

Robin S. Stevens

"Samuel McBurney: 'the Stanley of sol fa'"

Unicorn: The Journal of the Australian College of Education 18/3 (September 1992), 68-72

Webby 1992

Elizabeth Webby

"Pipes and odes: literature and music"

in James Broadbent and Joy Hughes (eds), The Age of Macquarie

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press in association with Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 1992), 88-100


Covell 1993

Roger Covell

"European musical nationalism in a colonial context"

History of European Ideas 16/4-6 (January 1993), 691-695

Crowley 1993

Terry Crowley

"Tasmanian Aboriginal languages: old and new identities"

in Michael Walsh and Colin Yallop (eds), Language and culture in Aboriginal Australia

(Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, 1993), 51-72

Flynn 1993

Michael Flynn

The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790

(Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1993)

Kelly 1993

Veronica Kelly

"Giovanni in Botany"

Australasian Drama Studies 23 (1993), 102-120

Organ 1993

Michael Organ (compiled)

Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1900

(Wollongong: Author, 1993) 

Based upon and supplements Organ 1990; report for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 1 December 1993

Petrow 1993

Stefan Petrow

"The life and death of the Hobart Town Mechanics' Institute 1827-1871"

Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings 40/1 (1993), 7-18

Plomley and Piard-Bernier 1993

Brian Plomley and Josiane Piard-Bernier

The general: the visits of the expedition led by Bruny d'Entrecasteaux to Tasmanian waters in 1792 and 1793

(Launceston: Queen Victoria Museum, 1993)

Pont 1993

Graham Pont

"The rediscovery of Isaac Nathan; or, Merry Freaks in Troub'lous Times"

Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society 12/1 (1993), 42-3

Saintilan 1993

Nicole Saintilan

"Music - if so it may be called": perception and response in the documentation of Aboriginal music in nineteenth century Australia

(M.Mus thesis, University of New South Wales, 1993) (DIGITISED)

Simpson 1993

Adrienne Simpson

"The greatest ornaments of their profession": the New Zealand tours by the Simonsen opera companies, 1876-1889

(Christchurch: School of Music, University of Canterbury, 1993)

Stevens 1993

Robin S. Stevens

"Great Australian educators: Hugo Alpen, New South Wales Superintendent of Music, 1884-1908"

Unicorn: The Journal of the Australian College of Education 19/3 (September 1993), 93-96

Swain 1993

Tony Swain

A place for strangers: towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Troy 1993

Jakelin Troy

"Language contact in early colonial New South Wales 1788 to 1791"

in Michael Walsh and Colin Yallop (eds), Language and culture in Aboriginal Australia

(Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, 1993), 33-50

Walsh and Hooton 1993

Kay Walsh and Joy Hooton

Australian autobiographical narratives: an annotated bibliography

(Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, University College, ADFA; National Library Australia, 1993)

Volume 1: To 1850 (DIGITISED)

Volume 2: 1850-1900 (PREVIEW)


Anderson 1994

Hugh Anderson

"Virtue in a wilderness: Cecil Sharp's Australian sojourn, 1882-1892"

Folk Music Journal 6/5 (1994), 617-52 

Dawson 1994

Jenny Dawson

"'The greatest ornaments of their profession' - the New Zealand tours by the Simonsen opera companies", 1876-1889

Musicology Australia 17/1 (1994), 76-77

Jones 1994

Paul Jones

Education, enlightenment and entertainment: a history of the Mechanics Institute in Victoria

(MA thesis, Monash University, 1994)

Molloy 1994

Frank Molloy

"'The sigh of thy harp shall be sent o'er the deep': the influence of Thomas Moore in Australia"

in Patrick O'Sullivan (ed.), The creative migrant

(The Irish world wide, history, heritage, identity, volume 3)

(Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1994) 

Partington 1994

Geoffrey Partington

The Australian nation: its British and Irish roots

(1st edition, 1994; with new introduction, New Brunswick N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1997)

Colonial music, 242-46 

Petrow 1994

Stefan Petrow

"Tale of two cities: Mechanics' Institutes in Hobart and Launceston"

in Philip C. Candy and John Laurent (eds), Pioneering culture: Mechanics' institutes and schools of art in Australia

(Adelaide: Auslib Press, 1994), 311-26

Radic 1994

Thérèse Radic, Australian music biography and the skew of cultural context : changing viewpoints to assess significance (Nedlands [Perth}: School of Music, University of Western Australia, 1994)

Sayers 1994

Andrew Sayers

Aboriginal artists of the nineteenth century

(Melbourne: Oxford University Press in association with the National Gallery of Australia, 1994)

Simpson 1994

Adrienne Simpson

"Footlights and fenians: the adventures of a touring concert party in gold-rush New Zealand"

Australasian Drama Studies (April 1994), 182-96


Brown 1995

Nicholas Brown (ed.)

One hand on the manuscript: music in Australian cultural history 1930-1960

(Canberra: The Humanities research Centre, The Australian national University, 1995)

Byrne 1995

John H. Byrne

Echoes of home: music at St. Francis, 1845-1995

([Melbourne]: St. Francis Choir, 1995)

Crisp 1995

Deborah Crisp

"The piano in Australia, 1770 to 1900: some literary sources"

Musicology Australia 18 (1995), 25-38

Dreyfus 1995

Kay Dreyfus

"In search of new waters: Australian music studies in the 1990s"

in Frank Callaway (ed.), Essays in honour of David Evatt Tunley

(University of Western Australia: Callaway International Resource Centre for Music Education, 1995), 155-164

Gome 1995

Diane Gome

"Australian hymnody, 1821-1901: an annotated checklist of sources located in Australian libraries"

Continuo [IAML Australia] 24 (1995), 1-28

Kelly 1995

Veronica Kelly (with Mary Ann Hunter and Sue Cullen

Annotated calendar of plays premiered in Australia 1850-1869

(original report, 1995; online edition: Brisbane: The University of Queensland/UQ eSpace, 2004)

Kerr 1995

Joan Kerr

Heritage: the national women's art book: 500 works by 500 Australian women artists from colonial times to 1955

(Sydney: Craftsman House, 1995)

Contents incorporated and updated in Design & Art Australia Online


Murphy 1995

Brian J. Murphy

Some aspects of music education in Victoria, 1850-1988

(Ph.D thesis, Monash University, 1995)

Parsons and Chance 1995

Philip Parsons with Victoria Chance (eds)

Companion to theatre in Australia

(Sydney: Currency Press/Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Radic 1995

Thérèse Radic

"The Matilda knot: history of the song Waltzing Matilda"

Victorian Journal of Music Education 2 (1995), 3-11

Southcott 1995a

Jane Southcott

"The establishment of the music curriculum in South Australia: the role of Alexander Clark"

Research Studies in Music Education 5 (December 1995), 1-10

Southcott 1995b

Jane Southcott

"How to implement curriculum change in classroom music: a nineteenth century precedent"

in Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education 10th Annual Conference

(Hobart: Australian Society for Music Education, 1995), 250-256

Wang 1995

Wang Zheng-Ting

A history of Chinese music in Victoria

(M.A. thesis, Monash University, 1995)


Alexander 1996

Alison Alexander

"Women earning a living in the arts, 1803-1914"

Papers and Proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association) 43/2 (June 1996), 116-122

Byrne 1996

Denis Byrne

"Deep nation: Australia's acquisition of an Indigenous past"

Aboriginal History 20 (1996), 82-107;dn=857526009992384;res=IELIND

Covell 1996

Roger Covell

"Bush and backwoods: myths of musical identity in Australia and the United States"

[Academy Lecture, delivered at the Customs House, Brisbane, 6 November 1996]

Proceedings (Australian Academy of the Humanities) 21 (1996), 112-131

Crisp 1996

Deborah Crisp

"Amateurs and professionals: a snapshot of musical life in a country town, 1860-1865"

Australasian Music Research 1 (1996), 103-140

Davis 1996

Richard Davis

Anna Bishop: the adventures of an intrepid prima donna

(Sydney: Sydney: Currency Press; Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1996; Sydney: Currency Press, 1997)

Divall 1996

Richard Divall (conductor and arranger)

Classical music of colonial Australia: recordings and a history of Australia's first classical music, from early European settlement to the end of the colonial period in 1900 (CD set with booklet notes by Ann Carr-Boyd)

(Sound Heritage: AHS 03, 1996)

Recorded material went to air on ABC radio between 1969 and 1971

Gome 1996

Dianne Gome

"Hymnody in the Australian colonies, 1788-1901: a preliminary investigation of sources and functions of hymns"

Australasian Music Research 1 (1996), 141-166

Gray 1996

Freda Gray

"Music of the early settlements of the 1800s"

Papers and Proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association) 43/2 (June 1996), 59-62

Hall and Cripps 1996

"Osric" [Humphrey Hall and Alfred John Cripps]

The romance of the Sydney stage by Osric

(Sydney: Currency Press in association with National Library of Australia, 1996)

Holden 1996

Colin Holden

From Tories at prayer to Socialists at mass: St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne 1846-1990

(Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1996)

Hoskins 1996

Charles Thatcher (Robert H. B. Hoskins, ed.)

Life on the goldfields: an entertainment

(Christchurch: School of Music, University of Canterbury, 1996)

[Review]: Thérèse Radic, Musicology Australia 20/1 (1997), 119-22

McDonald 1996

Barry McDonald

"Evidence of four New England corroboree songs indicating Aboriginal responses to European invasion"

Aboriginal History 20 (1996), 176-194

Maclellan 1996a

Beverley Maclellan

Walter Bonwick and the place of music in the curriculum of the national, common and state schools, 1854-1883

(Ph.D thesis, University of Melbourne, 1996)

Maclellan 1996b

Beverley Maclellan

The brothers Bonwick

([Melbourne]: Author, 1996)

O'Conner 1996

Desmond O'Connor

No need to be afraid: Italian settlers in South Australia between 1839 and the Second World War

(Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1996) (PREVIEW)

Alfred Mantegani

Radic 1996a

Thérèse Radic

"The song lines of Waltzing Matilda"

Journal of Australian Studies 20/49 (1996), 39-47

Radic 1996b

Thérèse Radic

"The unwelcome guest: Francis Ormond and the political origins of the Ormond Chair"

in Aflame with music: 100 years of music at the University of Melbourne, 1996

(Melbourne: Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, 1996), 11-17

Radic 1996c

Thérèse Radic

"The Victorian Orchestra 1889-1891: in the wake of the Centennial Exhibition Orchestra, Melbourne"

Australasian Music Research 1 (1996), 13-101;dn=8111425519;res=IELAPA (PAYWALL)

Sargent 1996

Clem Sargent

The colonial garrison 1817-1824: the 48th Foot, the Northhamptonshire Regiment in the colony of New South Wales

(Canberra: TCS Publications, 1996)


Baker 1997

D. W. A. Baker

The civilised surveyor: Thomas Mitchell and Australian Aborigines

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1997)

Bebbington 1997

Warren Bebbington (ed.), The Oxford companion to Australian music (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Douglass 1997

Paul Douglass, "Playing Byron: Lady Caroline Lamb's Glenarvon and the music of Isaac Nathan", European Romantic Review 8/1 (1997), 1-24

Gome 1997

Dianne Gome, "Australian colonial hymnody, 1788-1901: how Australian?", Australasian Music Research 2-3 (1997), 1-21

Holmes 1997

Robyn Holmes (ed.)

Through the opera glass: a supplement 1989 to 1995, incorporating additions and corrections to the chronological register of opera performed in South Australia 1836 to 1988

(Adelaide: The Friends of The State Opera of South Australia, 1997) 

Supplement to Holmes 1991 above

Parsons 1997

Michael Parsons, "The tourist corroboree in South Australia to 1911", Aboriginal History 21 (1997), 46-69  

Radic 1997

Thérèse Radic, "The Victorian Orchestra 1889-1891: in the wake of the Centennial Exhibition, 1888", Australasian Music Research 1 (1997), 13-101

Richards 1997

Rosemary Jean Richards, Georgiana Gordon McCrae's songbook of 1822-1824 (M.A. (Music)  thesis, Monash University, 1997)

Southcott 1997

Jane Elizabeth Southcott, Music in state-supported schooling in South Australia to 1920 (Ph.D. thesis, Deakin University, 1997)

Tregear 1997

Peter Tregear, The Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne: an historical essay to mark its centenary 1895-1995 (Melbourne: Centre for Studies in Australian Music, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, 1997) 

Wang 1997a

Wang Zheng-ting, Chinese music in Australia, Victoria: 1850s to mid 1990s (Melbourne: Australia Asia Foundation, 1997)

Wang 1997b

Wang Zheng-ting, "Chinese music in mid-nineteenth century Victoria", Australasian Music Research 2-3 (1997-98), 23-38

Westlake 1997

Donald Westlake, Dearest John: the story of John Lemmoné, flute virtuoso and Nellie Melba (Terrey Hills: Bowerbird Press, 1997)


Baker 1998

D. W. A. Baker

"Exploring with Aborigines: Thomas Mitchell and his Aboriginal guides"

Aboriginal History 22 (1998), 36-50 (DIGITISED - whole volume)

Bell 1998

Diane Bell

Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: a world that is, was, and will be

(North Melbourne: Spinifex Press,1998) (PREVIEW)


Brownrigg 1998

Jeff Brownrigg

"'The sentiment of nationality': Bathurst and popular support for Federation"

Papers on Parliament 32 (December 1998) 

Callighan 1998

Jean Callighan

"The Italian vocal tradition for the new millenium: Isaac Nathan's singing pedagogy and current voice science"

in Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, Perth

(Sydney: AARME, 1998)

Clancy and Allen 1998

Patricia Clancy and Jeanne Allen

The French consul's wife: memoirs of Celeste de Chabrillan in goldrush Australia

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1998; repr. 2003)

Clark 1998

Ian D. Clark (ed.)

The journals of George Augustus Robinson, chief protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate

(Melbourne: Heritage Matters, 1998), 6 volumes 

Second edition (Melbourne: Heritage Matters, 2000), 6 volumes 

Djubal 1998

Clay Roden Djubal

Harry Clay and Clay's Vaudeville Company 1865-1930: an historical and critical survey

(M.A. thesis, University of Queensland, 1998)

Frost 1998

Lucy Frost (ed.)

The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin, July 1858-May 1868

(St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, in association with the State Library of New South Wales, 1998)

Neidorf 1998

Prue Neidforf

"Composer compositor: Isaac Nathan's music published in Australia"

Continuo 27 (1998), 25-33

Royle 1998

Jennifer Royle

"'Preparing to exhibit': Frederick Cowen in the public press preceding Melbourne's Centennial International Exhibition, 1888-89"

Context: Journal of Music Research 14 (1998), 53-62

Rushworth 1998

Graeme Rushworth

"The 'Port Arthur' organ: fact and legend"

OHTA Journal (October 1998), 25-34

Shield 1998

David Shield

"The elusive Miss Blown: organists of South Australia"

OHTA Journal (April 1998), 16-18; (July 1998), 23-29

Smee 1998

Craig J. Smee

New South Wales Corps: description and succession book 1808-1810

([Dickson: C. J. Smee, 1998])


Anderson 1999

Gae Mary Anderson

Harry Rickards: a performance-centred portrait from music hall to vaudeville

(Ph.D thesis, University of Sydney, 1999)

Beedell 1999

Ann V. Beedell

Terminal silence: Sara Flower and the diva enigma: explorations of voice and the maternal in operatic experience in colonial Australian history ca. 1850-1865

(Ph.D thesis, Griffith University, 1999), 2 vols.

Crisp 1999

Deborah Crisp

"Acted and sung in Italian: Catherine Hayes and Anna Bishop in Sydney, 1855-1856"

Australasian Music Research 4 (1999), 33-58

Djubal 1999

Clay Djubal

"From minstrel tenor to vaudeville showman: Harry Clay, 'a friend of the Australian performer'"

Australasian Drama Studies 34 (April 1999), 10-24

Gyger 1999

Alison Gyger

Civilising the colonies: pioneering opera in Australia

(Sydney: Opera-Opera/Pellinor, 1999)

Lauer 1999

Helena Raymond Lauer

The role of the first five Elder Professors in the development of musical studies in the University of Adelaide, 1885-1964

(M.A. thesis, University of Adelaide, 1999)

Neidorf 1999

Prue Neidorf

A guide to dating music published in Sydney and Melbourne, 1800-1899

(M.A. thesis, University of Wollongong, 1999) (DIGITISED)

Patton 1999

Faye Elizabeth Patton

Florence Donaldson Ewart (1864-1949), Australian composer: a study of selected works and their cultural context

(Ph.D thesis, University of Melbourne, 1999)

Pont 1999

Graham Pont

"Byron and Nathan: a musical collaboration"

Byron Journal 27 (1999), 51-65

Rushworth 1999

Graeme Rushworth

"Notes on some early Tasmanian organs and also on the commencement of the Hobart Town Choral Society"

OHTA News 23/2 (April 1999), 33-39 

Ryan 1999

Robin Ann Ryan

A spiritual sound, a lonely sound: leaf music of Southeastern aboriginal Australians, 1890s-1990s

(Ph.D thesis, Monash University, 1999) (DIGITISED)

Sargent 1999

Clem Sargent

"The British garrison in Australia 1788-1841 part 3: bands of the garrison regiments"

Sabretache 40/4 (December 1999), 34-38

Simpson 1999

Adrienne Simpson

"Frances Saville: Australia's forgotten prima donna"

Australasian Music Research 4 (1999), 1-32

Whiteoak 1999a

John Whiteoak

Playing ad lib: improvisatory music in Australia 1836-1970

(Sydney: Currency, 1999)

Whiteoak 1999b

John Whiteoak

"The development of Australian circus music"

Australasian Drama Studies 35 (October 1999), 59-72


Anderson 2000

Hugh Anderson

Farewell to judges and juries: the broadside ballad and convict transportation to Australia, 1788-1868

(Melbourne: Red Rooster, 2000)

Callaway 2000

Anita Callaway

Visual ephemera: theatrical art in nineteenth-century Australia

(Sydney: UNSW Press, 2000) (PREVIEW)

Clark 2000

Ian D. Clark (ed.)

The journals of George Augustus Robinson, chief protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate

(Melbourne: Heritage Matters, 2000), second edition, 6 volumes [volumes 5 and 6 as first edition] 

From Clark 1998

[Review article] Niel Gunson, "Reality, history and hands-on ethnography: the journals of George Augustus Robinson at Port Phillip 1839-1852", Aboriginal History 26 (2002), 224-37 (DIGITISED)

Cox 2000

Geoffrey Cox

"Church Music in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, 1847-1997"

in Colin Holden (ed.), People of the past? The culture of Melbourne Anglicanism and Anglicanism in Melbourne's culture

(Melbourne: University of Melbourne, Department of History, 2000), 43-56;dn=734852213418530;res=IELHSS

Crittenden 2000

Victor Crittenden

James Tegg: early Sydney publisher and printer : the Tegg Brothers, the Australian arm of the book empire of Thomas Tegg of London

(Canberra: Mulini Press, 2000)

Ford 2000

Tom Ford

Listen for a moment: a small book of Australian ballads

(Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000) (DIGITISED)

Forsyth 2000

James Forsyth

"Church and chapel music in and around Sydney, Australia, 1788-c.1860"

in Christopher Turner (ed.), Georgian psalmody 1: the gallery tradition (Papers from the First International Conference, 1995)

(The Colchester Institute, 1997/2000): 61-69

Fulton 2000

Pamela Jeanne Fulton (ed.)

The Minerva journal of John Washington Price: a voyage from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales, 1798-1800

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2000)

Henderson 2000

Ian Henderson

"Portrait of a lady: Mary Morton Allport's' Paul and Virginia"

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art 1/2 (2000) 61-79

Hill 2000

Jennifer Hill

"Crossing a divide?: Maud Fitz-Stubbs as amateur then professional musician in late nineteenth-century Sydney"

Context: Journal of Music Research 19 (Spring 2000), 35-42

Jordan 2000

Caroline Jordan

"The public amateur and the private professional: a re-evaluation of the categories of public and private in colonial women artists' work"

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art 1/2 (2000), 42-60

Louisa Meredith, Mary Allport, Annabella Boswell, and others

Kavenagh 2000

Terence Kavenagh

"Popular music, colonial culture and the Sydney Benedictines"

Tjurunga (an Australasian Benedictine Review) 58 (May 2000), 63-70

McKenry 2000

Keith McKenry

"Australian bush poetry"

in David Stanley and Elaine Thatcher (eds), Cowboy poets and cowboy poetry

(Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000), 315-40

Molony 2000

John Molony

The native-born: the first white Australians

(Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2000) (PREVIEW)

John Hubert Plunkett

Proudfoot, Maguire et al. 2000

Peter Proudfoot, Robyn Maguire, et al. (eds)

Colonial city, global city: Sydney's International Exhibition 1879 (Sydney: Crossing Press, 2000)

Paolo Giorza

Radic 2000

Thérèse Radic

"Editing the diaries of F. S. Kelly: unique insights into an expatriate's musical career"

Context: Journal of Music Research 19 (2000), 19-33

Rich 2000

Joe Rich

"Nickson, Arthur Ernest Howard (1876-1964)"

Australian dictionary of biography 15 (2000) 

Royle 2000

Jennifer Royle

"Singing in the 'summer land of silence': ritual and participation in the ceremonial music of Melbourne's 1880 International Exhibition"

Australian studies 15/1 (Summer 2000), 41-55

Sampson 2000

David Sampson

Strangers in a strange land: the 1868 Aborigines and other indigenous performers in mid-Victorian Britain

(Ph.D thesis, University of Technology, Sydney, 2000)

Stevens 2000

Robin S. Stevens

"James Churchill Fisher: pioneer of tonic sol-fa in Australia"

in J. Southcott and R. Smith (eds)

A community of researchers: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2000, 172-182

Tiemeyer-Schütte 2000

Meike Tiemeyer-Schütte

Das Deutsche Sängerwesen in Südaustralien vor Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges zwischen Bewahrung von Deutschtum und Anglikanisierung

(Münster: LIT Verlag, 2000) (PREVIEW)

Williams 2000

Beth Williams

"Traditional Italian lineages of vocal pedagogy, including Marchesi/Garcia influences, in Australia, 1850-1900"

Context: journal of music research 18 (Winter 2000), 25-36

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