Environmental songs - Australian

Songs about about Australia, environmental issues and a sense of the Australian spirit.
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Men at Work - The Land Down under LIVE in Dortmund. This patriotic song topped the Australian, Britain and American music charts in the 1980s, giving the band instant success. Singer Colin Hay has said "The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country."

Men at Work - The Land Down under LIVE in Dortmund. This patriotic song topped the Australian, Britain and American music charts in the 1980s, giving the band instant success. Singer Colin Hay has said "The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country."

Goanna - Solid Rock. Shane Howard, who wrote the song in 1982, told the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 2012 that he experienced a “Great Awakening” while attending a corroboree at Uluru. The spiritual experience brought the idea of the song, which evolved to become more political after returning to Alice Springs and seeing “all the consequences of dispossession”.

Goanna - Solid Rock. Shane Howard, who wrote the song in 1982, told the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 2012 that he experienced a “Great Awakening” while attending a corroboree at Uluru. The spiritual experience brought the idea of the song, which evolved to become more political after returning to Alice Springs and seeing “all the consequences of dispossession”.

▶ Xavier Rudd, Spirit Bird - YouTube. This song was inspired by Xavier's time in The Kimberley, Western Australia.

▶ Xavier Rudd, Spirit Bird - YouTube. This song was inspired by Xavier's time in The Kimberley, Western Australia.

Bow Down - Xavier Rudd. A song with a strong message about the environment and spirituality. Rudd is outspoken on the mistreatment of Aborigines, as well as environmental and humanity issues, wilderness protection and conservation. He is one of the most prominent white Australian musicians to incorporate the music of indigenous Australians into his music.

Bow Down - Xavier Rudd. A song with a strong message about the environment and spirituality. Rudd is outspoken on the mistreatment of Aborigines, as well as environmental and humanity issues, wilderness protection and conservation. He is one of the most prominent white Australian musicians to incorporate the music of indigenous Australians into his music.

Great Southern Land, Icehouse. It is an anthem for Australia on so many levels. It seeks not to preach about the nation’s problems, but rather to tell, with the precision of a haiku, a story that encompasses all the disparate branches of our history as it informs the present. It's a song that pokes at the part of the Australian psyche that is quietly proud of who we are, our place in the world and our heritage." (from Guardian article, Apr 2014)

Great Southern Land, Icehouse. It is an anthem for Australia on so many levels. It seeks not to preach about the nation’s problems, but rather to tell, with the precision of a haiku, a story that encompasses all the disparate branches of our history as it informs the present. It's a song that pokes at the part of the Australian psyche that is quietly proud of who we are, our place in the world and our heritage." (from Guardian article, Apr 2014)

Midnight Oil - River Runs Red (live) About oil spills, deforestation, poisoned skies and seas.

Midnight Oil - River Runs Red (live) About oil spills, deforestation, poisoned skies and seas.

▶ The Cat Empire - "No Longer There" Video - YouTube

▶ The Cat Empire - "No Longer There" Video - YouTube

Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine -Live 2009. This song is about one of the greatest industrial disasters in Australian history. The disastrous asbestos mining town of Wittenoom in Western Australia.

Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine -Live 2009. This song is about one of the greatest industrial disasters in Australian history. The disastrous asbestos mining town of Wittenoom in Western Australia.

▶John Butler performs 'Kimberley' - YouTube. Butler was one of the largest supporters in the "Save The Kimberley" campaign and performed at various concerts in 2012 and 2013 in Melbourne and Western Australia.

▶John Butler performs 'Kimberley' - YouTube. Butler was one of the largest supporters in the "Save The Kimberley" campaign and performed at various concerts in 2012 and 2013 in Melbourne and Western Australia.

CHRISTINE ANU - My Island Home (ACOUSTIC). A comment on Youtube makes an interesting point about the context of this song: “The song is about the Torres straight Islands. But you get a DJ to play this song overseas and in Australia, Aussies stand side by side singing this song together.”

CHRISTINE ANU - My Island Home (ACOUSTIC). A comment on Youtube makes an interesting point about the context of this song: “The song is about the Torres straight Islands. But you get a DJ to play this song overseas and in Australia, Aussies stand side by side singing this song together.”


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Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine -Live 2009. This song is about one of the greatest industrial disasters in Australian history. The disastrous asbestos mining town of Wittenoom in Western Australia.

Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine -Live 2009. This song is about one of the greatest industrial disasters in Australian history. The disastrous asbestos mining town of Wittenoom in Western Australia.

Janie Nakamarra aboriginal artist video

Janie Nakamarra aboriginal artist video

Indigenous Literature #ozengchat for 31/7/2013 (Storify by vivimat78) In this chat session, we had special guest @anitaheiss to share her insights on Indigenous Literature and great texts to try for the new Australian Curriculum.

Indigenous Literature #ozengchat for 31/7/2013 (Storify by vivimat78) In this chat session, we had special guest @anitaheiss to share her insights on Indigenous Literature and great texts to try for the new Australian Curriculum.

Jen Denzin adjusting her creation inspired by Torres Straight Island festivals and Chinese Festivals. See at Nanshe studio gallery until January 2016

Jen Denzin adjusting her creation inspired by Torres Straight Island festivals and Chinese Festivals. See at Nanshe studio gallery until January 2016

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