This version of Waltzing Matilda is sung as best I can in Indonesian language. I hope a better singer will take it up. Click here for an instrumental version.
We must understand the problem of suicide to solve it and stop losing those lives. The Australian nation embraces this song about suicide in poverty. Why?
BILLABONG a small pond which used to be part of a river
BILLY a tin can for boiling water
COOLIBAH a type of outback tree
JUMBUCK a sheep
MATILDA the swag (see swagman below)
SQUATTER someone who gained possession of land by occupying it; they were rich men by the late 1800;s when the song was written.
SWAGMAN hobo, itinerant worker who carried all he owned rolled up in a swag on his back.
WALTZING to travel on foot
Geoff Fox 22nd March, 2020, Terra Nullius.
Buddhist Abbott Venerable Phuoc Tan, a refugee from communism who has survived and flourished in The West, outlines the fundamentals of a good life.
The family is the foundation of social life.
Few thinkers and activists in world history have achieved more than Raden Adjeng Kartini of Central Java achieved through the support of her family.
Praise the Lord.
Geoff Fox, 2nd March, 2020
This little film shows my response to the faith of my friend, Venerable Phuoc Tan of Bravbrook.
Geoff Fox, Melbourne, 25th February, 2020
People cannot live without forests.
Geoff Fox, 23rd February, 2020, Terra Nullius
The faith of the people is at the heart of a nation’s health.
The love of mothers for their children underpins every single form of growth there is in the human world.
Geoff Fox, former midwife, 17th February, 2020