Collection RS55 - Song of the Aborigines of V.D.L

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Song of the Aborigines of V.D.L


  • c1850 (Creation)

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1 manuscript

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Pianist, professor of music, organist, composer, collector-transcriber-arranger of Indiegnous song
Born Dublin, 1808 (daughter of Ann and Andrew ELLARD). Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 15 February 1835 (per Sarah). Arrived Sydney, NSW, 25 July 1842 (per Eden, from Hobart Town, 21 July) Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 25 December 1886, aged 78.
FROM: Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Maria Logan and family", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):;

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Presented to The Royal Society of Tasmania by James Whyte, 1920

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'Song of the aborigines of V.D.L; nd. Arranged by Mrs Logan. (According to the donor, who found. it among some old music, it could date back to 1850 and might have been copied by his mother (nee Wilkinson) at Bothwell)
Manuscript sheet of music with aboriginal words. Also photograph of 2nd page.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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See also Music score and Aboriginal words of 'Song of the Aborigines' arranged by Mrs. Logan. Henry LLoyd violinist, High Street West Parhran, Victoria. Private Deposit W9/C4/1(54)

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