Sunday, 1 July 2018

Moondyne Joe and other Sandgroper Ballads (1969) by L.G. Montgomery

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From the Archives - Three letters from Mr L. G. Montgomery (aka Sandgroper) received by Editor Dale Dengate in 1969 and 1970.

In April 1969 Western Australian member Mr L. G. Montgomery renewed his membership and enclosed copies of 2 songsheets he had published - Moondyne Joe and other Sandgroper Ballads, and The Wildflower Songsheet of Australian Ballads. 

The Moondyne Joe songsheet was also sent to the Victorian Folk Music Club where two songs were published in the December 1969 edition of Australian Tradition and credited to the Perth Bush Music Club. 


(All songs © LG Montgomery aka Sandgroper)



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In the Bush Music Club newsletter the Songsheets were credited to LG Montgomery, the "Sandgroper"


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The Victorian Folk Music Club published two songs from the Moondyne Joe Songsheet in the December 1969 issue of their journal Australian Tradition, crediting them to the Perth Bush Music Club. Thanks to the Victorian Folk Music Club for permission to reproduce these pages

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The folder came in 2 colours, and both contained an extra song.

8.  The folders contained words & music for
Moondyne Joe, Canning Stock Route, Down in The Gold Mine and  Coast of New Holland. They also included a single songsheet - The Ballad of Ned Kelly (green cover) and The Canning Stockroute (black cover) and were accompanied by a smaller publication The Wildflower Songsheet.



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  (BMC Archives)


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State Library of Western Australia catalogue entry for Moondyne Joe, with incomplete citation.

12. State Library of Western Australia catalogue entry for The Wildflower Songsheet, with incomplete citation.



13.  Letter, 27th November 1969, accompanied by 4 songsheets


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15. Down in the Goldmine, version date 27th November 1969


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20.   Letter dated 14th May, 1970



21. Canning Stock route,
version dated 14th May 1970

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Down in the Goldmine, version dated 14th May 1970

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(BMC Archives) 

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