Join Mark Gregory as he explores the life and cultural legacy of Albert Lancaster Lloyd. As a 16-year-old boy, Lloyd was shipped out to NSW where he worked as a station hand for six years in Condoblin. He returned to Britain at the height of the Great Depression, with a wealth of stories about Australia and what would turn into a lifetime interest in Australian folk song. By the time Lloyd returned to Australia for a concert and lecture tour in 1970, he was an internationally respected folklorist and had left an indelible mark on the popular folk song movement in Australia.
Dr Mark Gregory has been studying working life in Australian songs and poems since the 1960s. In 2005, he received his MA in music from Macquarie University for, “Sixty Years Of Australian Union Songs.” In 2014, he received a PhD in History from Wollongong University for his dissertation, “Australian Working Songs and Poems: A Rebel Heritage.”
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Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2017, supported by Create NSW.
Image: Starlight’s hold-up at the dance hall, 1894, courtesy National Library of Australia.