Situated on the crossroads between Inverell, Bingara and Moree, in the north-west of New South Wales, is Warialda. A town with a fascinating history, Warialda may currently serve as a predominantly rural farming zone, but it is its turbulent past that marks it as an important part of Australian culture.
Warialda was a remote region perfect for bushrangers, convicts and landholding squatters to establish themselves, and many of the locals still have direct lineage back to that era. Incredible stories of survival, courage, but also community spirit and friendship are not unusual around this area – and are typical of the strength and tenacity the Warialda people have.
The Warialda Soundtrail is here to provide an insight into the voices and sounds of the people of this region.
CREDITS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Honey Honey Dawson, Debbie Ford. Music by Maddie-Rose. Football Jim Payne & Ray Lindsey. The Government Run Peter Hancock. Original composition by Michael Whiticker. Lawlessness Peter Hancock. Original composition by Michael Whiticker. Warialda Gums Bill McIntosh. Mr Keating Peter Hancock. Reading by Rick Hutton & Henry Young. Stan Hunt Stan Hunt. Original composition by Hamish Sewell. Charlie Woollett Charlie Woollett. Narration by Helen Wilkinson. Maddie-Rose Maddie-Rose. Keith Moore Keith Moore. Murder at Racehorse Inn John Hay, Tim Smith & Robyn Smith. Carinda House Harold Rolfe, Yvonne Ledingham & Anne. Music, 'Sash' by Michael Houlahan, from the Kez and Friends album, Follow Me. Undertaker's Daughter Jeanette Wilson. Original composition by Saul Standerwick. Grace Munro Hugh Munro, Heather Gilmore. Readings by Jen Mead.