Born: Established: 1885 Summer Hill, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, ; Died: Ceased: 1 Aug 1944
Original songs with music by Oswald Anderson include:
NB: This list, comprising all known songs written by Oswald Anderson, is likely very incomplete.
In 1919 Anderson was used extensively in celebrity endorsement advertising for an asthma cure claimed by Hall of Health proprietor Bernard James Wessberg (also his father-in-law). At the time Wessberg was operating out of Lismore, New South Wales. Not surprisingly there was no mention of their relationship or Anderson's bankruptcy.
Wessberg made newspaper headlines in 1927 following his death. To read more, see 'Did Bernard Wessberg Die Testing a Theory?' Mirror (Perth) 26 February 1927, p.12.
Anderson's Scottish grandfather, Andrew Anderson, was reportedly a composer of note. One of his works, Church Music," was still extant according to Sydney's Truth newspaper (5 August 1928, p.12).
This biography has been contributed by Dr Clay Djubal as part of a digital archive and educational program research grant (2015-2016) awarded to Kerry Kilner (UQ Research Fellow, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland). Funding for this grant was made available by The Ian Potter Foundation.
Some additional research was conducted under the direction of Professor Tom O'Regan (School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland) as part of a project into the intermedial relationships existing between the Australian theatre, radio, film and television industries.