Wednesday, 13 September 2017

John Meredith - author






John Meredith published many books and articles in magazines and journals. BMC's library contains a scrapbook of articles he published in Stringybark & Greenhide.




National Library catalogue entry lists 995 entries for John Meredith (author). Items include books, recordings, and an enormous number of photographs.

John Meredith's bookplate

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Songs from the Bush collected and edited by John Meredith and others.
Arranged by Alfred Hill. Imperial edition no. 766. Allan & Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo.





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Bushwhacker Songs: Old and New Sydney: John Meredith, ca.1955, (foolscap) -

Seven Bushwhacker Broadsides bound together with Bushwhacker Community Songsheet, no. 1.
no. 1




foolscap page scanned as 2 images

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Songs from the Kelly Country,
collected and edited by John Meredith; illustrations and layout by Gil Small, assisted in publication by Brian Loughlin. 1956




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Songs From Lawson, edited by John Meredith. Woollomooloo, N.S.W.: Bush Music Club, 1956, 1957




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The Songs from the Australian musical drama Reedy River, by Dick Diamond /​ prepared by David E. Milliss and John Meredith; with the assistance of Stan Wakefield and Laurence Morris.  2nd ed. Sydney: New Theatre, 1960.   Cover title: "Reedy River" song book.

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Authentic Australian Bush Ballads, edited by John Meredith & Alan Scott for the Bush Music Club. Sydney, Southern Music Publishing company, c.1960



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The Wild Colonial Boy: The Life and Times of Jack Donahoe 1808(?)-1830
. Sydney, N.S.W.: Wentworth Press, 1960



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Songs of Australia Words & Music by Stan Wakefield, edited by John Meredith for The Bush Music Club. Series no. 2. Sydney, Southern Music Publishing Co, 1966






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Folk Songs of Australia and the Men and Women Who Sang Them By John Meredith and Hugh Anderson. Sydney: Ure Smith, ca.1967, 1968, 1973




2nd ed 1967 reprinted 1985



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Folk Songs of Australia and the Men and Women Who Sang Them by John Meredith and Hugh Anderson. Dee Why West, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, 1968, 1979


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Frank, The Poet: The Life and Works of Francis MacNamara by John Meredith and Rex Whalan. Melbourne: Red Rooster, 1979

Review of Frank the Poet in Mulga Wire no. 15, October 1979, page 4 (unsigned - Editors  Dave Johnson, Bob Bolton and Ralph Pride)


Review of Frank the Poet by Lester Grace, Stringybark & Greenhide, 1(4), p.25






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Ned Kelly After A Century of Acrimony   by John Meredith and Bill Scott. Sydney: Lansdowne Press, 1980



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The Coo-ee March: Gilgandra-Sydney 1915 Dubbo, N.S.W.: Macquarie Publications, 1981

Review by Bob Bolton of The Coo-ee March in Mulga Wire no. 25, June 1981






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The Donahoe Ballads Ascot Vale, Vic.: Red Rooster Press, ca.1982



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The Wild Colonial Boy: Bushranger Jack Donahoe, 1806–1830 Ascot Vale, Vic.: Red Rooster Press, 1982



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Duke of the Outback: The Adventures of "A Shearer Named Tritton" Vale, Vic.: Red Rooster Press, 1983




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Learn To Talk Old Jack Lang: A Handbook of Australian Rhyming Slang by John Meredith, drawings by George Sprod. Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 1984, 2nd edition







Dinkum Aussie Slang: 
A Handbook of Australian Rhyming Slang  by John Meredith, drawings by George Sprod. Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 1991




Thanks to Chris Woodland for scans of inscriptions in these titles and for the following information.


The reason that Learn to Talk Old Jack Lang was closely followed by Dinkum Aussie Slang was because the title of the first publication was felt to be too esoteric.

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Folk Songs of Australia and the Men and Women Who Sang Them, Volume 2  by John Meredith and Hugh Anderson. Kensington, N.S.W: New South Wales University Press, 1987 

Launch of this book





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The Householders' Compendium   Shepparton, Vic.: Night Owl, 1986





Corrections courtesy of Chris Woodland.

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The Coo-ee March: Gilgandra-Sydney, 1915  Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 1986



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King of the Dance Hall: The Story of Fifty Years of Ballroom Music with Frank Bourke and the White Rose Orchestra Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, c1986




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Gallant Peter Clark Woden, A.C.T.: Popinjay, 1988

Peter Clark was a drover in the Hunter region of NSW. He was killed by Wilson the bushranger in 1868. This book sets out to be an example of the processes of oral tradition, to bring together all the various accounts of the incident.









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The Last Kooradgie: Moyengully, Chief Man of the Gundungurra People Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 1989



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Real Folk Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1995




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 Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia By Will Henry Ogilvie, compiled and edited by John Meredith. Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, ca.1996






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Haiku of John Meredith, made by hand by Merro, using traditional materials, including rice paper, Size is 4 1/8 inches (105mm)  X  5 13/16 inches (147mm). With thoughtful haiku poems. (Chris Woodland collection)



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List of publications from Wikipedia with additions of publications found in BMC archives





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