Item 6 - My Old Black Billy. Director: Keith Gow. Production Company: Peter Hamilton Productions

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Z656-6

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My Old Black Billy. Director: Keith Gow. Production Company: Peter Hamilton Productions

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  • 1960 (Creation)

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1 videoreel (5 min)

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Originally commissioned by the Melbourne New Theatre the play is set in the aftermath of the 1890s shearing strike which saw the Shearer's Union almost destroyed, its leaders goaled and its membership dazed. The old ballad is sung while its story is enacted.

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1 in. videotape; sound, b&​w; 7 in. plastic reel in carboard box; this copy provided by Videolab, Sydney, 31 Oct 1985

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NFSA: No. 0182195; State Library of NSW: A2527; http://vimeo.com/album/1560018/video/20886538

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