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Aussie Bush Tales

Aussie Bush Tales

By Crafty Lion Productions
Helping Australians reclaim their unique identity with tales of the bush. We add sound effects and music to them for a truly unique listening experience!

Each episode is uploaded every Tuesday.

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Website: aussie.craftylion.com

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Bullocky Bull and His Old Red Team by Ed Dyson
Read by Paul Danger McLean
01:43
June 21, 2021
Rippling Water by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Read by Damian Rieck
04:28
June 15, 2021
Bellbirds by Henry Kendall
Bellbirds by Henry Kendall is one of Australia's best loved poems, and almost every Australian has at one time or another heard or repeated its melodic phrases, so evocative of the cool, dim blue and green of the Australian mountain country. Read by Rachel Blundey 
03:16
June 7, 2021
The Australian Slanguage by William Thomas Goodge
The Australian language has come a long way since our country was colonised. Here's a taste of what our slang was like back in the 1880s! Read by Paul Danger Mclean
02:17
May 31, 2021
The Ballad of the Drover by Henry Lawson
The sad tale of a drover coming hoe after months on the road. Read by Rachel Blundey.
03:50
May 26, 2021
The Man From Ironbark by Banjo Paterson
A man from the Bush who visit Sydney and becomes the subject of a practical joke by a mischievous barber. Read by Paul Danger McLean Crew: Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean Music by Paul Danger McLean
03:19
May 20, 2021
Witchery Knows by William Henry Ogilvie
William Henry Ogilvie recounts the thrills of fox-hunting through the eyes of a horse, Witchery. Read by Kerry-Anne James Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean
01:19
May 13, 2021
Outback by Henry Lawson
One of Henry Lawson's more famous poems, it tells of the trials and tribulations of living Australia's outback. Read by Damian Rieck Sound Design by Caetltyn McLean
03:40
May 5, 2021
The Wind's Message by Banjo Paterson
A cool breeze causes a bushman to embrace his love of the Australian outback. Read by John Martin Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean
02:26
April 27, 2021
The Never-Never Land by Henry Lawson
Many poets have their own view of our great Southern Land. Here's Henry Lawson's take on it. Read by Rachel Blundey Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean
03:40
April 21, 2021
The Man From Snowy River by Banjo Paterson
A young mountain lad, mounted on a small mountain pony, rides out with the experienced stockmen in pursuit of a runaway horse. Because of his size and the size of his pony, he is first ridiculed but when the wild bush horses take to the wild and rugged mountain tracts, he and his pony grow in stature. Written by Banjo Paterson Read by Damian Rieck Crew: Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean
05:51
April 14, 2021
My Country by Dorothea McKellar
A homesick young poet living overseas about her beautiful homeland – Australia. Read by Kerry-Anne James Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean
01:38
April 7, 2021
Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Paterson
Australia’s best-known bush ballad and has been described as the country’s “unofficial national anthem”. This is the poem as it was originally written. Read by Paul Danger McLean Crew: Sound Design by Caetlyn McLean Music by Paul Danger McLean
01:25
March 31, 2021