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The Club was formed in 1954 as part of the post-war search for traditional Australian music in reaction to the increasing Americanisation of our culture.
In the beginning they collected songs, tunes, dances & recitations, then disseminated them through workshops, concerts, songsheets, recordings & publications.
The club's emphasis changed over the years & the aims moved with the changes but it was always working to promote Australian folk/bush culture.
|1. Extract from Minutes January 5th, 1955 - The Aim of the |
Bush Music Club is to collect and perform Bush Songs & music.
|2. Extract from Singabout 1(1), p.19, ... to popularise Australian|
folk song, and to encourage the composition of a new kind of
song - one that is traditional in style but contemporary in theme.
|3. Aims on a membership form in use between May 1957 & December 1958 according to the address on the form.|
|4. Extract from handout in use between Jan 1968 & March 1969 according to the address given.|
|6. 1980 leaflet|
|7. 1987 Mulga Wire subscription leaflet|
|8. 1990 leaflet|
No later statements have been found in Mulga Wire or on the Club website.~