Monday 18 December 2017

My Old Black Billy - movie made by Maritime Union Australia in 1956 with vocals by Bushwhacker Cec Grivas

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Bushwhackers with Cec on lagerphone (BMC Archives)
Biography of Cec from the New Theatre site

My Old Black Billy  Click here to watch this movie, as well as other movies made by the Maritime Union of Australia from the 1950s to date

Originally commissioned by the Melbourne New Theatre the play is set in the aftermath of the 1890s shearing strike, one of the most monumental labour strikes of our history, which saw the Shearer's Union almost destroyed, its leaders goaled and its membership dazed.
Directed by Keith Gow
Produced by Peter Hamilton - Wattle Records
Performed by Jock Levy
Vocals by Ces Grivas


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