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May 14, 2012
The Secret History of Australia's Favourite Song
For more than a hundred years, 'Waltzing Matilda' has been Australia's best loved song and unofficial national anthem. Written by our most popular poet, Banjo Paterson, at a pivotal time in Australia's history, it is as important to Australian culture as the Eureka Stockade and Ned Kelly - yet few of us know its secret history.
Dennis O'Keeffe graduated from Monash University in 1999 with a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Australian Folklife Studies) However; his greatest education has been his twenty years involvement at the forefront of the Australian Folk Movement. His craft of story-telling has evolved through continuous performances of our wonderful Australian traditional songs and his uncanny ability to compose unique songs pertaining to the tradition.