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The Snowy Mountains Authority has snapped up to 500 copies and taken an option to buy more of the first record made by a migrant folk singing group called "The Settlers". All twelve songs on the LP record were inspired by the wok on the Snowy Hydroelectric Scheme. Singing the songs, to their own accompaniment, is Irishman, Ulrich O'Boyle, his English wife under her maiden name of Anne Rutherford, and Englishman Peter Barry. All three live in Tumut, and work in the Snowy Mountains, Ulrich as a labourer with NSW the Forestry Commission, Peter as a plant operator on the Blowering Dam, and Anne 'helping migrants to integrate by pulling beer for them in the local Pub' Peter left, "Anne and Ulrich perform for a Television programme.



His name is actually Ulich O'Boyle (no 'r'), not Ulrich. A very colourful character by all accounts, but that's a story for another time!

Thu, 19/07/2012 - 13:30

I just found some recordings of the songs by the 'Settlers' listen to the lyrics in this one:

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:11

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RecordSearch reference: 
A12111, 1/1967/6/13
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