Speed the plough

Clarke, Heather Blasdale (2015) Speed the plough. In Hunter, Cynthia (Ed.) The Convict Adventure at Wallis Plains Maitland. Maitland City Council, Maitland, N.S.W, pp. 110-113.


Dancing was an important pastime in colonial society. People would dance to celebrate events such as weddings and harvests, but also as a general recreational activity. Dancing is a shared experience which forges and maintains a sense of community and cultural identity – a sense of belonging. This was significant in the new land, where many people had left their families and friends behind. Speed the Plough was a very popular English country dance which came from a play of the same name, first performed in London in 1798.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

33 since deposited on 06 Apr 2016
25 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 94499
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Early Settlers of Wallis Plains is the first step in the Maitland City Heritage Group’s innovative publication program to bring history alive for school students in the local area. As part of this program, The Convict Adventure at Wallis Plains has been produced as an electronic book to take advantage of new technologies for use in the classroom, using a range of interactive multimedia including print, photographs, audio and video enabling students to explore the life and times of Maitland’s first European settlement and the twelve convicts chosen to live here.
Keywords: Dance, History, Pioneers, Convicts, Maitland district
ISBN: 9780994461117
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2016 04:50
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 03:33

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page