These beautiful instrumental melodies are especially for you. Wherever you may be they will bring you home to the wide brown land "down under". Some of these tunes were brought here on the Tall Ships of the First Fleet in 1788. Others are more recent. All celebrate our history of the convicts, swagmen, bushrangers, shearers and drovers: the hardy folk who adopted this unique land and gave us a precious heritage - The Great South Land; Australia
1. Waltzing Matilda. A beautiful performance of our national melody. Known throughout the world as our signature song. It was sung by the Diggers at Gallipoli and now at every place where Aussies gather.
2. Morton Bay. This haunting melody is are of our oldest tunes. A convict lament of unsurpassed beauty.
3. Wild Colonial Boy. Deeply ingrained in our history, this melody is a celebration of the romantic myth of the daring highwayman.
4. Overlanders. The slow steady work of the bullock teams and the drover's lonely life on the dusty road are beautifully portrayed in this traditional melody
5. Botany Bay. This could well be our first melody. A hopeful sea shanty, which came with the First Fleet in 1788. Here you can feel the roll of the ocean and the wind in the white sails.
6. Edward Kelly. This tune is a tribute to Ned Kelly, our most famous outlaw. Beneath the mask, a thinker, and a victim of his times.
7. Click Go The Shears. It was once said that Australia grew up on the sheep's back. This melody inspires thoughts of the shearers, the intense heat, the backbreaking work and an old Australian long since gone.
8. Dying Stockman. This beautiful lament is a heart-felt tribute to the land and a stockman's last wish to become a part of the bush forever.
9. Advance Australia Fair. Our National Anthem. This tune calls on us to be generous and to joyfully share this great Commonwealth