Union Songs

Eureka Songs

eureka songs

freedom struggle
protest and peace

A collection of songs
celebrating the
150th anniversary of the
Eureka Stockade


Launched at the Eureka Centre
Ballarat, Victoria
3 December, 2004

Self –published: the book’s 70 songs are a continuation of the aims of the Ballarat Reform League, founded by Ballarat miners in November 1854.

The collection ranges from Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly’s From Little Things Big Things Grow, Pete Seeger’s If I had a Hammer, Eric Bogle’s The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Alex Hood’s Beneath the Southern Cross, The Red Flag, and Botany Bay to Waltzing Matilda, Wearing of the Green, Solidarity Forever, Kevin Barry, Pie in the Sky, John Schumann’s I was only Nineteen, Archie Roach’s They Took the Children Away and Helen Palmer’s Ballad of Eureka; songs from such as William Blake, Rabbie Burns, Joe Hill, Bob Marley; Michael Franti, Billy Bragg, Buffy Sainte-Marie; traditional and contemporary songs from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England, U.S.A., South Africa, France, Italy, etc.

Notes on song origins are included. 100 pages.

In the Second Edition melodies for the songs can be found on the Union Songs website http://unionsong.com/

Edited by Arthur Pike… Author of
Dreamtime Beach … and other times (verse)
A River to Cross (an autobiographical novel)

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