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Australian colonial dance groups
Early colonial music
English country dance groups in Australia
Historical Dance sites
Museums and Historical Societies

Australian colonial dance groups

Most Australian colonial dance groups focus on dances from the second half of the colonial era.  This may change as information becomes more widely available.  The following groups may include some of these dances in their repertoire.

Australian Federation of Social Dancers.  This organisation lists all types of social dance in Austalia, including colonial dance.
http://www.australianfederationofsocial.com/

Australian Heritage Dancers.  Sydney.
www.australianheritagedancers.org.au

Sydney Bush Music Club.
http://www.bushmusic.org.au

Queensland Colonial And Heritage Dancers
http://members.optusnet.com.au/colonialdance

Adelaide Colonial Dancers
http://www.adelaidecolonialdancers.asn.au

Early colonial music

Austral Harmony Music and musicians in early colonial Australia. Graeme Skinner.
http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony

James Findlay Manuscript A collection of music from 1841
http://www.folknow.com/findlay/Manuscript.htm

Laing, Alexander. The Life and Music of Tasmanian colonial fiddler Alexander Laing. (1792 – 1868).
http://www.musictasmania.com.au/music-projects/29-the-alexander-laing-project.htm

McCrae Homestead Music Book. Frae the friends and land I love. Rosemary Richards.
trove.nla.gov.au/work/7468419

English country dance groups in Australia & New Zealand.

Auckland English Country Dance and Early Dance Group
http://www.englishcountrydance.org.nz/index.html

Dance Kaleidoscope, Brisbane
http://www.dancekaleidoscope.org.au

Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy, Canberra.
http://www.earthlydelights.com.au

English Country Dancing in Sydney
http://englishcountrydancesydney.com/
Kirribili

Sydney Playford Dance Group
Tuesday 7.30pm at Marrickville
jlsbish (at) ozemail.com.au
On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydneyplayford.

Historical Dance sites

Australian Folklore Unit.  Curated by Warren Faye.
History of Dance in Australia. http://www.warrenfahey.com/fc_dance.html

The Bath Minuet Company. England
http://www.bathminuetcompany.co.uk/Home.html

The Colonial Music Institute of America promotes research and educational outreach in early American music and dance. Excellent on-line resources and indexes. http://www.colonialmusic.org

The Quadrille Club, London
http://ellisrogers.webspace.virginmedia.com/index.htm

Lambertville Country Dancers, NJ.
A list of 1,20 videos of English Country Dancing organized alphabetically by David Tilove.
http://lambertvillecountrydancers.org/videolist3.html

Museums and Historical Societies

Australian Folk Alliance
http://www.folkalliance.org.au

Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.  Fascinating convict history.
http://www.hht.net.au/museums/hyde_park_barracks_museum

Museum of Sydney, on the site of the first government house.
Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.
http://www.hht.net.au/museums/mos

Royal Australian Historical Society.
http://www.rahs.org.au

Australian Scottish Heritage. 
All aspects of Scottish/Australian heritage, history ancestry and culture.
www.australianscottishheritage.com