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The Bingo Corroborees : (c) A Blind Blackfellow Finding His Way Back to Camp single work   lyric/song   Indigenous story   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 The Bingo Corroborees : (c) A Blind Blackfellow Finding His Way Back to Camp
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Having bravely left camp earlier in the day, a man finds that he is blinded on his attempted return in the darkness.

Lethbridge notes: 'The performers of this Corroboree, coming forward to the cleared ground (stage) lit by a semicircle of fires, would imitate the hesitating movements of a blind man endeavouring to cross a gully. The orchestra - gins, piccaninnies and non-performers would sing the melody, whilst the performers would maintain perfect rhythm and graceful poise.' (From introductory material on p.2)

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First known date: ca. 1900
Last amended 18 Nov 2008 10:22:03
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