Unsung Heroes of Australian History
A powerful journey through our history, celebrating in story, song and images those ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.
What is Unsung Heroes of Australian History about?
Find out by watching this short video. Just click here or on the image below:
So many people have quietly
made their mark and helped to form this fortunate nation. Moira Tyers,
Bruce Watson and Wendy Ealey invite you to meet some of them...
� award-winning songwriters and musicians
� a passion for Australia�s history
� fascinating stories about ordinary people who have done extraordinary
Add a good mix of songs, narration, visuals and audience interaction
and you have Unsung Heroes of Australian History, a powerful journey
through Australia�s history, exploring and celebrating the life and
times of those who have quietly shaped this nation.
Amongst a range of themes that The Unsung Heroes of Australian
History show can presnt on is the theme of war and pease in Australia's development. This show was developed to mark the Anzac Centenary. Introducing
great songs and fascinating local stories from World War One
Click here for
the UHAH Lest We Forget press release
- Turkish Gallipoli
commander Kemal Ataturk�s Tribute to the ANZACS as a message of
reconciliation and tolerance.
- Piper D McCall sealed a letter in a bottle assuring
his mother of his safety, and threw it overboard. Miraculously,
it washed up on shore in WA and was posted to his mother in Northcote!
- Westgarth nurse Edith Cornwall, was the first nurse to receive
the Florence Nightingale award for her services. Women are often
omitted from memorials because they were volunteers
- The Spanish Flu pandemic, brought to Australia
by returning soldiers, had a huge impact on communities recovering
from the war. Local schools were closed and converted into temporary
The Unsung Heroes project also has a special
schools program which can be tailored to a number of themes, and is supported by free on-line study guides.
If you would like to organise
a performance of ‘Unsung Heroes of Australian History’ at
your school, club, theatre, festival or other venue we would
be delighted to hear from you.
us and we'll contact you shortly
"I loved the performance last night - it was
brilliant! It operated on so many different levels - there were some
amusing moments as well as many highly moving and thought provoking moments
along with the wonderful music, lyrics, informative stories AND Anzac
biscuits and Turkish Delights (great touch)! Plus always that personable
engagement with the audience. The length of the applause showed how much
we all loved the show!
Audience member Genimaree, Brunswick Music Festival 2015