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.

Abstract

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.

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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 > Schools > Dance
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

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