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Creator : Campbell, Gertie
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Miss Gertie Campbell
Date of creation : [between 1914 and 1918]
Additional Creator : Newman, G. G. (George Gough)
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The outbreak of World War One in 1914 produced a large quantity of patriotic songs. Some of the themes reflected in the lyrics of this genre are personal sacrifices, recruitment and anti-conscription.
Gertie Campbell composed songs and piano music, published the works of other South Australians and sold music in her shop in Bowman's Arcade, King William Street. As a pianist she was in the habit of embellishing popular pieces as she demonstrated them to her customers.
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Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :
The Oxford companion to Australian music, Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997
Currency companion to music & dance in Australia, Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003
Holmes, Robyn. The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001
Damousi, Joy. Living with the aftermath : trauma, nostalgia and grief in post-war Australia, Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2001
Damousi, Joy. The labour of loss : mourning, memory and wartime bereavement in Australia, Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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