SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIAN FOLKLORE
This bibliography is from Graham Seal’s The Hidden Culture: Folklore in Australian Society (2nd rev. edn. Black Swan Press, 1998) and has been compiled with the aim of allowing readers to quickly locate important and useful works relating to various aspects of Australian folklore. It is in no way comprehensive, ignoring for instance, the considerable number of journal and magazine articles about folklore as well as many other works that often claim in their titles to deal with ‘folklore’. Likewise, the bibliography does not attempt to note the many works in fields such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology and other specialisations that frequently - if parenthetically - deal with one or more manifestations of folklore.
As far as possible, works are arranged in categories that describe the majority of their content - ‘Folk Speech’, for instance, lists books that deal primarily with this topic. Some books, of course, deal with a number of forms and those will mostly be found under the headings ‘Studies of Folklore’ and ‘General’.
Baker, S.J., The Australian Language, (1945) 2nd edn., Sydney, 1966.
Cooke, E.A., The Early Goldmining Terms and Popular Collocations, Sydney, 1966.
Cooke, E.A., Fresh Evidence From Early Goldmining Publications, 1851-1860, Sydney, 1966.
Cowham, Bill (Comp.) Lego Lingo: The Cadets’ Language, ADFA, n.d.
Davies, T., Australian Nicknames, Adelaide, 1977.
Davies, T., More Australian Nicknames, Adelaide, 1978.
Eagleson, R., Australianisms in the Early Migrant Handbooks, 1788-1826, Sydney, 1964.
Eagleson, R., Australianisms in the Early Migrant Handbooks, 1827-1830, Sydney, 1965.
Eagleson, R., The Terminology of Australian National Football, Sydney, 1968-1969.
Factor, J., Kidspeak, Melbourne University Press, 2001.
Gunn, J.S., Distribution of Shearing Terms in New South Wales, Sydney, 1971.
Gunn, J.S., An Opal Terminology, Sydney, 1971.
Gunn, J.S., The Terminology of the Shearing Industry, Sydney, 1965.
Hornadge, Bill, The Australian Slanguage, Sydney, 1980.
Johansen, L., The Dinkum Dictionary; A Ripper Guide to Aussie English, Ringwood, 1988 [and in various editions since].
Keesing, N., Lily on the Dustbin: Slang of Australian Women and Their Families, Ringwood, Victoria, Penguin, 1982.
Langker, R., Flash in New South Wales, 1788-1850, Sydney, 1980.
Meredith, J., Learn to Talk the Old Jack Lang, Kenthurst, 1984
Ramsay, Jim, Cop it Sweet! A Dictionary of Australian Slang and Common Usage, Sydney, 1977.
Seal, G., The Lingo: Listening to Australian English, Sydney, 1998.
Wilkes, G., A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, Sydney, 1978, and in various updated editions since.
Beatty, W.A., A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales and Traditions, Sydney, 1968 (Walkabout pocketbooks) 1st edn., London, 1960.
Bishop, A., The Gucci Kangaroo and Other Australian Urban Legends, Hornsby, 1988.
Byron, K., Lost Treasures in Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 1964.
Edwards, R., Fred’s Crab and Other Bush Yarns, Kuranda, 1989
Edwards, R., The Australian Yarn, Adelaide, 1977; 2nd edn. [numerous deletions] Brisbane, 1996.
Edwards, R, The Wealthy Roo and Other Bush Yarns, Kuranda, 1988. (originally published as Yarns and Ballads of the Australian Bush, Adelaide, 1981).
Jacobs, Joseph (ed.), More Fairy Tales, London, 1896.
Ryan, J. (ed.), Australian Fantasy and Folklore, Armidale, NSW, UNE, 1981.
Saxby, M. (ed.), Through Folklore to Literature: (papers presented at the Australian National Section of IBBY Conference on Children’s Literature 1978), Sydney, 1980.
Scott, Bill, The Long and the Short and the Tall, Sydney, 1985.
Scott, Bill, Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends: Bill Scott Talking About Folklore, Brisbane, 1996.
Seal, G., Great Australian Urban Myths: Granny on the Roofrack and Other Tales of Modern Horror, Sydney, 1995.
Seal, G., The Cane Toad High (rev edn. of Great Australian Urban Myths), Sydney, 2001.
Wannan, W. (ed.), The Bill Wannan Book of Australian Yarns, Melbourne, 1974.
Wannan, W. (ed.), Crooked Mick of the Speewah, Melbourne, 1966.
Watkins, K., Send ’er Down, Hughie, Melbourne, 1987.
Watkins, K., Readin’, ’Ritin’ and ’Rithmetic: A Collection of Stories and Children’s Playground Folklore from 1898-1986, Adelaide, 1987.
Williams, S, Fisher’s Ghost and Other Australian Tales of Ghosts and Murder, Woden, 1990.
FOLK SONG, POETRY AND MUSIC
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), Botany Bay Broadsides, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1956.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), The Colonial Minstrel, Melbourne, 1960 (1955).
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), The Dying Stockman, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1954.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), Farewell to Old England, Adelaide, 1964.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), Goldrush Songster, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1958.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), Songs of Billy Barlow, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1956.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), Colonial Ballads, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1955. 2nd & 3rd edn. Melbourne, 1962 with deletions.
Anderson, H.M. (ed.), The Story of Australian Folksong, New York, 1955 (3rd enlarged, revised edn. Melbourne, 1960) (basically a revised version of Colonial Ballads).
‘An Old Explorer’, The Queenslander’s New Colonial Camp Fire Song Book, Sydney, 1865.
Anon., Snatches and Lays, 1st edn. Melbourne, 1962, 2nd edn. (paperback), Melbourne, 1973 (3 deletions).
Arthur, S. (ed.), To Wear a Convict’s Chains, Brisbane, 1961.
Beatty, W.A., Come A-Waltzing Matilda, Sydney, 1954.
Butterss, P., Songs of the Bush: The First Collection of Australian Folk Song, Kuranda, 1991.
De Santi, D. (comp.), The Tunes of Bert Jamieson, Albion Park, 1991.
Durst, Joy (ed.), The Joy Durst Collection of Australian Folk Songs, Melbourne, c. 1971.
Edwards, R., The Convict Maid: Early Broadsides Relating to Australia, Kuranda, 1986.
Edwards, R., The Transport’s Lament: Early Broadsides Relating to Australia, Kuranda, Qld, Rams Skull Press, 1986.
Edwards, R. (ed.), A Quartpot of Songs, Holloways Beach, (Qld), 1966.
Edwards, R. (ed.), Australian Bawdy Ballads, Holloways Beach, (Qld), 1973.
Edwards, R. (ed.), Australian Folk Songs, Holloways Beach, Qld, 1972.
Edwards, R. (ed.), Folksong and Ballads, Holloways Beach, Qld, 1966.
Edwards, R. (ed.), Humping Old Bluey, Holloways Beach, Qld, 1966.
Edwards, R., The Big Book of Australian Folksong, Adelaide, 1976
Edwards, R., The Lass Who Rode the Rover, Kuranda, 1986
Edwards, R. (ed.), The Overlander Songbook. 1st edn. Ferntree Gully, Vic; 2nd edn. Holloways Beach, Qld, 1969; revised edn. Adelaide, 1971.
Edwards, R. (ed.), To the North, Holloways Beach, Qld, 1966.
Fahey, W., Joe Watson: Australian Traditional Folksinger, Sydney, 1975.
Fahey, W., The Balls of Bob Menzies: Australian Political Songs 1900-1980, Sydney 1989.
Fahey, W., The Songs That Made Australia, Sydney, 1984.
Federation of Bush Music Groups, The Queensland Centenary Pocket Songbook, Brisbane, 1959.
Haswell, G., Ten Shanties Sung on the Australian Run, 1879, Mt Hawthorn, 1992.
Ingleton, G., True Patriots All, Sydney, 1952.
Kempster, C. (ed.), The Songs of Henry Lawson, Ringwood, 1989.
Lahey, John (ed.), Great Australian Folk Songs, Melbourne, 1965, (also published by Oak Publications, as Australian Favourite Ballads, New York, 1965).
Manifold, J.S. (ed.), The Penguin Australian Song Book, Ringwood, Vic., 1964.
May, S., The Story of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, Brisbane, 1944. Rev. edn. 1955.
Mendelsohn, O., A Waltz with Matilda: On the Trail of a Song, Melbourne, 1966.
Meredith, J. (ed.), Songs from the Kelly Country, Sydney, 1955.
Meredith, J. (ed.), Songs from Lawson, Sydney, 1956.
Meredith, J., The Wild Colonial Boy: The Life and Times of Jack Donahue 1808-1830, Sydney, 1960.
Meredith, J. and Anderson, H., Folksongs of Australia (And the Men and Women Who Sang Them), Sydney, 1967.
Meredith, J., Brown, P., Covell, R., Folksongs of Australia, Vol. 2, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1987.
Meredith, J. and Scott, A. (eds), Authentic Australian Bush Ballads, Sydney, 1960.
Meredith, J. and Whalan, R., Frank the Poet, Melbourne, 1979.
Palmer, V. and Sutherland, M. (eds), Old Australian Bush Ballads, Melbourne, 1951.
Paterson, A.B. (ed.), The Old Bush Songs, (Composed and sung in the Bushranging, Digging and Overlanding Days), Sydney, 1905 (various editions to 1931).
Pearce, H.H., On the Origins of Waltzing Matilda, Melbourne, 1971.
Pearce, H.H., The Waltzing Matilda Debate, Holloways Beach, Qld, 1974.
Radic, T. (ed.), Songs of Australian Working Life, Melbourne, 1989.
Rooney, R., Skipping Rhymes, Melbourne, 1956.
Scott, A. (ed.), A Collector’s Songbook, Sydney, 1970.
Scott, W. (ed.), The Second Penguin Australian Songbook, Ringwood, Vic., 1980.
Seal, G. (ed.), Banjo Paterson’s Old Bush Songs, Sydney, 1983.
Seal, G., Digger Folksong and Verse of World War One: An Annotated Anthology, Mt Hawthorn, 1991.
Stewart, D. and Keesing, N. (eds), Australian Bush Ballads, Melbourne, 1955.
Stewart, D. and Keesing, N. (eds), Old Bush Songs and Rhymes of Colonial Times, Melbourne, 1957.
Tate, B., The Bastard from the Bush: Obscene Songs and Ballads of Australian Origin, Kuranda, 1982.
Tate, B., Down and Outback, Woden, 1988.
Tsourdalakes, K., Kretike Mousike Sten Australia (Cretan Traditional Music in Australia), n.p., n.d.
Turner, Ian (ed.), Cinderella Dressed in Yella: Australian Children’s Play Rhymes, Melbourne, 1969.
Turner, I., Factor, J. and Lowenstein, W. (eds), Cinderella Dressed in Yella, (revised edn. Melbourne, 1978).
FOLK CUSTOM AND BELIEF
Gilbert, L., A Grave Look at History: Glimpses of a Vanishing Form of Folk Art, Sydney, 1980.
Keesing, N., Just Look Out the Window, Ringwood, 1985.
Smith, M., Bunyips and Bigfoots: in Search of Australia’s Mystery Animals, Alexandria, 1996. [Contains a good account of cryptozoology and extensive sources and references.]
Wannan, W. (ed.), Bill Wannan’s Folk Medicine, Melbourne, 1970; Melbourne, 1977 (paperback).
FOLK ART, CRAFT AND ARCHITECTURE
Bell, D. & Hawkes, P. Generations, Melbourne , 1988.
Edwards, R., Australian Traditional Bush Crafts, Melbourne, 1975.
Edwards, R., Camping Prohibited and Other Folklore, Kuranda, 1989.
Edwards, R., Cant Hook and Broad Axe, Kuranda, 1989.
Edwards, R., Skills of the Australian Bushman, Adelaide, 1979.
Hults, D., ‘Australian Craft: Within A Folkloric Context’ in Ioannou, N., (ed.), Craft in Society, Fremantle, 1992.
Ioannou, N., Ceramics in South Australia 1836-1986: From Folk to Studio Pottery, Adelaide, 1987.
Ioannou, N., The Barossa Folk: Germanic Furniture and Craft Traditions, Roseville East, 1995.
Isaacs, J., The Gentle Arts, Melbourne, 1987.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Australia’s Hidden Heritage , Canberra, 1989.
Rolfe, M., Patchwork Quilts in Australia, Melbourne, 1988.
Walker, M., Making Do: Memories of Australia’s Back Country People , Ringwood, 1982.
Edwards, R. Traditional Torres Strait Cooking, Kuranda, 1988.
Fahey, W., When Mabel Laid the Table, Sydney, 1992.
Hiddens, L., Explore Wild Australia with the Bush Tucker Man, Viking, Ringwood, 1999
Isaacs, J., Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicines, Lansdowne Publishing, Sydney, 1987.
Palmer, K., Indigenous and other Styles of Australian Bush Cooking, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1999.
Symons, P & Symons, S., Bush Heritage, self-published, Nambour, n.d.
Symons, M., One Continuous Picnic: A History of Eating in Australia, Ringwood, 1984 (1st pub. 1982)
STUDIES OF FOLKLORE
Anderson, H.M., Time Out of Mind: Simon McDonald of Creswick, Melbourne, 1974.
Anderson, G., George Loyeau: The Man Who Wrote Bush Ballads, Ascot Vale, 1991.
Anderson, H and D, On the Track With Bill Bowyang (Part 1), Ascot Vale, 1991/2.
Andrews, S., Take Your Partners: Traditional Dancing in Australia, Melbourne, 1979.
Elliott, B., Singing to the Cattle and Other Australian Essays, Melbourne, 1947.
Factor, J., Captain Cook Chased a Chook: Children’s Folklore in Australia, Ringwood, 1988.
Factor, J., Childhood and Children’s Culture, Melbourne, 1985.
Greenway, J., The Last Frontier: A Study of Cultural Imperatives in the Last Frontiers of America and Australia, Melbourne, 1972.
Manifold, J., The Violin, the Banjo and the Bones: An Essay on the Instruments of Bush Music, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, 1957.
Manifold, J., Who Wrote the Ballads?: Notes on Australian Folksong, Sydney, 1964.
Meredith, J., Duke of the Outback, Ascot Vale, 1983.
Russell, H., Play and Friendship in a Multi-Cultural Playground, Melbourne, 1986.
Seal, G., The Outlaw Legend: A Cultural Tradition in Britain, America and Australia, Melbourne, 1996.
Seal, G., Ned Kelly in Popular Tradition, Melbourne, 1980.
Ward, R., The Australian Legend, London, 1958.
Ward, R., Felons and Folksongs, Canberra, 1955. (Also in Meanjin, XV, 1956).
Adam-Smith, Patsy, Folklore of the Australian Railwaymen, Melbourne, 1969.
Barber, V., et. al., Blue Bags, Bloodholes and Boomanoomana: Folklore of the Southwestern Riverina, Finley High School, 1987.
Beed Davey, G., Folklore and Tourism: Presentation and Paradox, Perth, 1992.
Beed Davey, G & Faine, S., Traditions and Tourism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Proceedings of the Sixth National Folklife Conference, 1994.
Committee of Inquiry into Folklife in Australia, Folklife: Our Living Heritage, Canberra, 1987/8.
Covell, R., Australia’s Music, Melbourne, 1967.
Edwards, R. (ed.), The Big Book of Australian Folk Song, Adelaide, 1976, [contains Edwards’ invaluable ‘Index of Australian Folk Songs’, 3rd edn.].
Edwards, R (ed.), National Folklore Conference (3rd: 1988: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1988.
Hollinshead, K. (ed.), The Possum Stirs: Proceedings of the 2nd National Folklore Conference, Kuringai CAE, 1987.
Howard, D., Traditional Games and Play of Australian Children, Melbourne, 1955.
Ioannou, N., Barossa Journeys: Into a Valley of Tradition, Kent Town, SA, 1997.
Lindsay, P.L. and Palmer, D., Playground Game Characteristics of Brisbane Primary School Children, Canberra, 1981.
Lowenstein, W., Shocking, Shocking, Shocking: The Improper Play Rhymes of Australian Children, Melbourne, 1974.
Magoffin, R., Waltzing Matilda, Song of Australia: A Folk History, Charters Towers, 1983.
National Folklore Conference, Proceedings of the National Folklore Conference, Paddington, Q., 1985.
Povah, F., You Kids Count Your Shadows: Hairymen and Other Aboriginal Folklore in New South Wales, Wollar, 1990.
Ramshaw, J. (ed.), Proceedings of the Inaugural National Folklore Conference, AFT, 1985.
Scott, W. (Bill) (ed.), The Complete Book of Australian Folklore, Sydney, 1976.
Seal, G., The Bare Fax, Sydney, 1996.
Seal, G., Traditions of Prejudice: A Report on the Folklore of Race and Ethnicity in Australia, Perth, 1990.
Totaro, P., Maintenance and Transmission of Italian Culture in Australia: Realities, Myths, Dilemmas, North Fitzroy, 1980.
Wannan, W. (ed.), The Australian, Melbourne, 1954 (rev. edn. 1963).
Wannan, W. (ed.), Folklore of the Australian Pub, Melbourne, 1972.
Wannan, W., Folklore of the Irish in Australia, Melbourne, 1972.
Watson, E., Country Music in Australia, Sydney, 1975 rev. edn. 1975, 1976.
Australian Children’s Folklore Newsletter, Vol. 1 No. 1 1981. [Since 1997 Play and Folklore.]
Australian Folklore, 1, 1987- in progress.
Australian Folklore Society Journal, Sept. 1984 - in progress.
Australian Tradition, (1960-63 Gumsucker’s Gazette) 1964-75 [continues as internal Journal of the Victorian Folk Music Club].
Concertina Magazine, 1 (Winter 1982) - ? ceased publication.
Mulga Wire (see Singabout).
National Folk, Cairns Folk Club continuation of Northern Folk from No. 25, July, 1968 [June misprinted on cover] - No. 45, 1970 when ceased publication.
Northern Folk, Cairns Folk Club No. 1, April, 1966 - No. 24 June, 1968 when re-named National Folk (see under National Folk).
The Oral History Association of Australia Journal, No. 1, 1987 - in progress. Oral History Association of Australia.
Singabout, Bush Music Club, Sydney Summer 1956 - Vol. 6, No. 2, 1967, thence Mulga Wire - in progress.
Stringybark & Greenhide, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1979 - Vol. 6, No. 2, 1986.
A number of journals also carry articles on, or related to, Australian folklore from time to time, most notably Meanjin, Overland, Journal of Australian Studies and Quadrant.
BIBLIOGRAPHIES, RESEARCH GUIDES, DICTIONARIES, ETC.
Anderson, H., Australian Song Index, 1828-1956, Ferntree Gully (Vic.), 1957.
Australian Folk Trust, The Australian Folk Directory, 1982/83, Australian Folk Trust, 1982.
Australian National Library, Union List of Anthologies of Australian Folksongs, Canberra, Dec. 1966; supplement 1972.
Beed Davey, G & Seal, G (eds), The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore, Melbourne, 1993.
Beilby, P. and Roberts, M. (eds), Australian Music Directory, Melbourne, 1981.
Covell, R. and Brown, P., Music Resources in Australian Libraries: A Report Prepared for the Australian Advisory Council on Bibliographical Services, Canberra, 1970.
Eagleson, R., The Bibliography of Writing on Australian English, Sydney, 1967.
Edwards, R., Bill Bowyang Reciters (Index) (Folklore Occasional Paper, No. 4) Holloways Beach (Qld), nd.
Edwards, R., Checklist of Australian Folk-Song Tunes, Holloways Beach (Qld), 1973.
Edwards, R., Collectors of Australian Folklore (Folklore Occasional Paper, No. 3), Holloways Beach (Qld), 1974.
Edwards, R., Index of Australian Folk Song, 1857-1970, Holloways Beach (Qld), 1971; rev. 1973; As appendix to Edward, R. (ed.). The Big Book of Australian Folk Songs, Adelaide, 1976 (revised).
Edwards, R., Tune Origins for Australian Folk Songs (Folklore Occasional Paper No. 1), Holloways Beach (Qld), 1973.
Edwards, R., Two Hundred Years of Australian Folk Song Index 1788-1988, Kuranda, 1988.
Factor, J., Children’s Folklore in Australia: An Annotated Bibliography, Melbourne, (Institute of Early Childhood Development) 1986.
Fearn-Wannan, W. (Bill Wannan), Australian Folklore: A Dictionary of Lore, Language and Popular Allusions, Melbourne, 1971.
Hults, D., A Bibliography of Australian Folklore, 1790 to 1990, Perth, 1995.
Johnson, C., ‘Australian Folk Material Culture: An Annotated Bibliography’, Australian Folklore 5, 1990.
Scott, W. (ed.), The Complete Book of Australian Folklore, Dee Why West, 1978.
Seal, G. (ed.), Australian Folk Resources: A Select Guide and Preliminary Bibliography, Sydney, 1983. 2nd rev. edn. with Edwards, R., 1988.
2. COMMUNITY FOLK HERITAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY
A Plan for Cultural Heritage Institutions to Reflect Australia's Cultural Diversity, Consultative Committee on Cultural Heritage in a Multicultural Australia, Canberra, 1991.
Bausinger, H., Folklore in a World of Technology, Stuttgart, 1961.
Bennett, T., Out of Which Past? Critical Reflections on Australian Museum and Heritage Policy, Cultural Policy Studies Occasional paper 3, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1988.
Blair, S. (ed.), People's Places: Identifying and Assessing Social Value for Communities, Australian Heritage Commission, Melbourne, 1994.
Burton, C. et. al., North Fremantle Community Map, Stage 1 Cultural Heritage Project 1992-1993: Draft Final Report, 1993.
Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts, Mapping Culture: A Guide for Cultural and Economic Development in Communities, Canberra, 1995.
Cutting-Baker, H., et. al., Family Folklore, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1976.
Davey, G., ‘The Moe Folklife Project: A final report prepared for the Department of Communication and the Arts and the National Library of Australia, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University’, April 1996.
Davey, G., Snug as a Bug: Scenes from Family Life, OUP, Melbourne, 1990.
Davey, G., Duck Under the Table: More Scenes from Family Life, OUP, Melbourne, 1991.
Davey, G. B., 'Ethnicity isn't the only thing that matters: Reflections from the Moe Folklife Project', Australian Folklore 11, 1996.
Davey, G. Beed & Seal, G., (eds) The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore, Melbourne, 1993, especially 'Introduction' and Roe, M., 'The Australian Legend'.
Davey, G. Beed, Presentation and Paradox: Folklore and Tourism, CAS Applied Folklore Research Studies 2, 1992.
Davey, G., Folklore and Tourism: Presentation and Paradox:, Curtin University, 1992
Fallassi, A., Time Out of Time: Essays on the Festival, Albuquerque, 1987.
Flannery, T. The Future Eaters, Chatswood, 1994.
Folklife. Our Living Heritage, Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Folklife in Australia, Canberra, 1987.
Jones, I., 'Foothills Connection: A Shire of Kalamunda Multi-Arts Oral History Project', Australian Folklore 7, 1992. (First pub. Oral History Association Newsletter 11, 1989).
Lines, W., Taming the Great South Land, N. Sydney, 1991.
Lowenthal, D., The Past is a Foreign Country, Cambridge, 1985.
Lowenthal, D., The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History, Viking, London, 1996.
Newall, V., 'The Adaptation of Folklore and Tradition (Folklorismus)' Folklore 98:ii, 1987.
O'Neil, W. M. Time and the Calendars. Sydney, 1975.
Saulwick, I., 'Documenting Tradition Through Survey Research Techniques: The Tenacity of Tradition' in Davey, G. Beed & Faine, S. (eds), Traditions and Tourism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Proceedings of the Sixth National Folklife Conference 1994, Clayton, Vic., 1996. (relates to Christmas).
Seal, G., 'A Folk Cultural Heritage Register for Australia?', Australian Folklore 7, 1992.
Seal, G., FRECCOMS (Folklore Recording, Classifying and Comparison System): Explanation and Application, Centre for Australian Studies, 1992.
Turner, V., Dramas, Fields and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society , Ithaca, 1974
Van Gennep, A., The Rites of Passage, 1909.
Ward, R. The Australian Legend, Melbourne, 1958.
Western Australian Folklore Archive, 'Catalogue of Holdings', 1993.