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Shane Howard Shane Howard i(A15690 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Dennington, Warrnambool area, Western District, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Shane Howard is a prolific Australian songwriter. One of seven children, he was born into a musical family.

His songs 'champion the cause of the underdog, provide meaningful insights into the human spirit and interpret the Australian landscape in a way that has helped to build a bridge between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal peoples'.

Howard 'combines a deep understanding of poetic and musical folk traditions and captures something essential of the spirit of Australia in words and music'.

Howard is 'a recipient of an Australia Council Fellowship, PFFF Artist of the Year, 2005 and a patron of the Spirit of Eureka Committee. He is also a founding member of the Tarerer Festival and the internationally acclaimed Black Arm Band.'

He now lives with his family in Killarney, in South West Victoria (Moonwer Gunditj country), just down the road from where his Irish Famine migrant great grandparents settled. (Source: Shane Howard's website; and One Day Hill website - Sighted: 09/03/2010)

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2016 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, to the recording industry, and to Indigenous musicians.
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