The beloved town of Uralla, a popular stopover town on the road from Brisbane to Sydney, has one of the fastest growing populations in the Northern Tablelands, NSW, and it’s not hard to understand why.
The well-known long winters might not be for everyone, but an abundance of heritage buildings, magnificent granite outcrops and a bustling town centre are sure to win over many. Uralla’s rich history is also something to behold, with stories of the gold mining culture, boom and bust of the 50s wool prices, the arts scene in the 70s, strong connection to bushrangers, and the antics of the Lone Rock Café just some of the tales the Uralla locals will spin when asked. And trust us, everyone in Tenterfield knows a story about Captain Thunderbolt!
The Uralla Soundtrail brings to life legends, voices and sounds of a town that spans generations and lives.
CREDITS AND CONTRIBUTORS
The Old Phoenix Foundry Arnold Good, Charlie Rudd, Henry Raymond & Geoff Swilks. Douglas The Tree Planter Steve Fields, Dave Carr, Dave Curtis and Jon Taylor. Music, 'Douglas The Tree planter', by Trelos Lantana. Soldier Settlers Kentucky Len Haynes & Derek Bashford. Original composition by Gary Berryman. Odd Fellows Hall Barry McDonald, Bill Baraclough and Richie Shanahan. Music, 'Elder Statesman', The Fiddle Music of Joe Yates. Sam Bow Peter O'Donohue. Original composition by Gary Berryman. Mrs O'Malleys Magnificent Music Hall Kent Mayo & Neil Free. Ossie Miller Bill Baraclough, Doug Faulkner, Annie Hutchison & Donald McRae. Music, Mrs Howie's Mazurka by Barry McDonald. McCrossin's Mill Kent Mayo & Peter Myers. Music, 'Come Where The Wattles Are', The Fiddle Music of Joe Yates. Criminal On A Horse Graham Wilson, Cathy Welsford & Angie Smith. The Roxy Sibyl Hunt, Bill Baraclough, Doug Faulkner & Bob Faulkner. Music 'Train' by Gary Berryman. Peter Phillip's Shop Peter & Helen Phillips. Stokers Kent Mayo. Original composition by Gary Berryman. Thunderbolt's Horses Bill Upjohn. Uralla Cafes Sue McGrath, John McGrath & Steve Gapes. Music, 'You're My Address', by Matthew Knights. Shearing Bill Baraclough & Ralph Shanihan. Mrs McCrossin's Fence Arnold Goode. Diggers Derek Bashford, Len Hayes & Bob Carlan. Soldier Settlers & Thelma McCarthy Thelma McCarthy & Bob Carlan. Music, 'Four Strong Hands', Into My Room, by Liz Frencham & Fred Smith. Call To Arms Bart Zino. Readings from Damian Flynn, Joe Ruddy & John Tucek. Original composition, 'Call To Arms' by Caution Horses. Mt Mutton Arnold Goode. Sam Bow's Wedding Reading by Valerie Milton. Original composition, 'In Connection to Mr Bow's Wedding', by Yellow Bird. West End Les Townsend and Beverley Campbell. The Panhandle Bob Faulkner. Here In Uralla Field recordings by Jack Bell-Nelson. Music, 'Uralla Blues' by Spike Flynn, Rough Landing.