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Convict music & song

How would you research convict music?  Through police reports, of course! Apart from the remarkable music manuscript of the Scottish convict fiddler, Alexander Laing, there are very few sources of information about the music or songs which convicts themselves played, … Continue reading

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How to use Dance to teach Australian Curriculum History

Developed in collaboration with Kym Stevens at Dance Teaching Ideas As the new school year begins, time poor teachers around Australia are trying to develop new and engaging lessons for their students.  Covering all elements of Australian Curriculum can be … Continue reading

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Statement of Significance

  The History of Dance and Music in Australia 1788 -1840  provides an unique insight into the social and cultural life of people in the early European colony, at all levels of society.  It comprises a collection of dance instructions … Continue reading

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