Waltzing Matilda – A shearer’s strike, a suicide & Banjo: How our unofficial national anthem came into being.
By the 1950s Australia ‘rode on the sheep’s back’. It was a phase that came to symbolise what it was to be Australian. For a century, the wool industry had given Australia one of the highest living standards in the world and the economy rode high on wealth from primary exports. With the opening up [...]