was the first year of the Centenary of the birth of the Anzac tradition.
We honour some of the ordinary
people swept up in the events of of the First World War and beyond. We
have recently completed recording some new songs which reflect this important period in our history.
The current albumn contains fourteen tracks of original
songs and accompanying
booklet of lyrics to all songs and their stories.
Unsung Heroes of Australian
Concept by Moira Tyers
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Neil Robertson
CD artwork design and production editing by Wendy Ealey
Produced by Neil Robertson, Moira Tyers, Bruce Watson and Wendy Ealey
Mastered by David Nelson at Crystal
The Musicians: Moira Tyers, Bruce Watson, Neil Robertson, Wendy
$25.00 (+ $2.00 postage and handling)
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Also available now from CD Baby
or iTunes...two more songs about a couple of great characters - Jockey
Smith and Eyes for Africa - from the Unsung Heroes of Australian
Listen to excerpts of tracks on the
Unsung Heroes of Australian album by simply clicking on the song title icon.
have stolen a loaf of bread, a skein of thread. You are herded onto the
Lady Juliana. Imagine the journey... the dread... the arrival... to face
Stace was born in the Balmain slums to two drunken parents. He was a petty
criminal, gassed and half blinded in France in WW1, homeless, a metho drinker...until
he found salvation with a piece of chalk...
continent was not Terra Nullius prior to 1788, and those who came from
the other side of the world, in chains or to a new life, trod on land that
provided a livelihood for hundreds of thousands of people for 2500 generations.
is again at war. Our men faced arduous tours of duty, unforgettable feats
of courage, loss of mates who they depended on for their lives, scenes
of horror that would embed deeply in memory, to surface in nightmares.
are racial overtones in this tale of mythologising someone who made bad
choices. Would a black Ben Hall have been hailed a hero? Was Billy Dargon
the sacrificial lamb?
track - download only
|Even the loneliest
of souls can achieve great things with enough determination and courage.
Bill was a horse lover who worked both as a jockey and a trainer in the
the tense hours before dawn, three miner’s wives craft the coarsely sewn
Eurkeka flag out of heavy blue wool with stars made of petticoat lace.
is a nation of immigrants who have made a huge contribution to our society.
After the horrors of WW2, Olegas Truchanas eventually made his way to Tasmania
as an assisted migrant.
Lawson was a trailblazer for women’s rights, child protection, was an active
suffragette, publisher, author and poet. She also managed to raise her
four surviving children single handedly!
verses of this song are a poem by Oodgeroo Noonuccal who was instrumental
in winning the vote for Aboriginal people. She wrote this poem for children
to tell the story of Namatjira.
you visit the Hobart Museum you’ll see a photo of an elderly, Aboriginal
woman singing into a large brass trumpet attached to an Edison phonograph,
while a gentleman dusts the loose wax off the cylinder.
is still going strong after a life taken up with a succession of ‘firsts’
fighting to salvage the coastline at his home in Western Port Bay..
was common to refer to England as ‘Home’ in 1914 and young Australian men
were eager to fight for the Empire. Jim Martin was one of those brave boys...
New track - download only
Tyers is an amazing woman who has helped to restore sight to hundreds of
people in Tanzania, Timor and Ethiopia. Find out more about her quest at
land of culinary excellence what could be better than dry bikkies spread
with so much butter and vegemite that salty brown worms splurt out at first
||There is kindness
and courage in most people. We can’t all be Warnies or Kylies or Clarkies
or Blanchets. We can all be loyal, truthful, hardworking and brave - and
most of us are much of the time. When we are dust and ashes, what traces
will we leave...