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The digger
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Creator : Barns, Horsley
Place Of Creation : Gawler, S. Aust. :
Publisher : Leumane & Co.
Date of creation : c1919
Additional Creator : Dene, Whittle
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The outbreak of World War One produced a large quantity of patriotic songs. These songs frequently reflect incidents of Australian involvement and the national perception of Australia's role in the war. By 1919 the digger had become held in high regard, 'We'll cheer a good sport, and a jolly good sort, for the digger's a bit of alright.' - last line of this piece

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Coverage year : 1919
Period : 1919-1927
Further reading :

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

Holmes, Robyn The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

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