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The mistletoe
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Creator : Bruce, Robert, 1835?-1908
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : S. Sprague
Date of creation : [1890]
Additional Creator : Muscat, Karl
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The transplanted Christmas tradition of cosy indoor celebrations in a northern winter does have questionable relevance to Australia. Christmas emblems such as reindeer, pine trees, holly and mistletoe are alien to the Australian continent. However Christmas music in its many forms still has the power to evoke the Christmas spirit.
Robert Bruce came to South Australia in 1853 and was associated with the Coondambo Station, north-west of Port Augusta.
He was a writer of poetry, prose and songs, thirteen of which were published in England.
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Coverage year : 1890
Period : 1884-1913
Further reading :
Cusack, Frank. The Australian Christmas,Melbourne : Heinemann, 1966
Cockburn, Rodney. Pastoral pioneers of South Australia, Blackwood, S.A. : Lynton Publications, [1974] See volume 2
Stapleton, Maisy. Christmas in the colonies, Sydney : David Ell Press in association with Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1981
Currency companion to music & dance in Australia, Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003
The Oxford companion to Australian music, Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997
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