Sovereign Hill’s Honorary Musicologist, Dr. Terence Fitzsimons presents this wonderful insight into early immigration to the Port Phillip District, Victoria.
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Dr. Terence Fitzsimons is Sovereign Hill’s Honorary Musicologist and a member of the resident band Men’O The Hill. Terence possesses a passion for the music of the 1850s and an understanding of the origins and contemporary meanings of individual songs. In this podcast he explores the history of the goldrushes through song.
Sovereign Hill’s Deputy CEO and Museums Director Tim Sullivan explains the story behind a wonderful artwork called The Relief of Lucknow painted by Thomas Jones Barker. He explains the nature of British colonial rule in India and the horror of the Indian muntiny. The painting depicts Bristish troops relieving Lucknow after a three month siege by 10,000 rebels. A print of the painting can be found in the New York Bakery at Sovereign Hill. Music by Men O’ the Hill.