Australian colonial dance groups
Early colonial music
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Australian colonial dance groups

Most Australian colonial dance groups focus on dances from the second half of the colonial era and the early 20th century.  For more information check the Australian Social Dance Network supports the research on this site and includes a selection on convict tunes on their wiki site.  It promotes Australia’s cultural heritage in word, bush songs, tunes and dances.

Early colonial music

Sydney Living Museums.
Music Videos

Austral Harmony Music and musicians in early colonial Australia. Graeme Skinner.

James Findlay Manuscript A collection of music from 1841

Laing, Alexander. The Life and Music of Tasmanian colonial fiddler Alexander Laing. (1792 – 1868).

McCrae Homestead Music Book. Frae the friends and land I love. Rosemary Richards.

Visitor blogs by Mary Paterson

4 Powerful Benefits Of Studying History

9 Benefits Of Dancing (And Why The Convicts Danced Too)