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Where can I find Australian folklore?

A couple of useful websites to try include:

Folklore Australia, a resource base for Australian folklore and folklife. The site includes a select bibliography of Australian folklore.

The Australian Government’s australia.gov.au website has an article on Australian folklore, which includes links to other sources of information.

The National Library Oral History Collection contains a significant quantity of folklore field tapes, dating from the post-war Australian folklife revival. These include the John Meredith, Norm O'Connor, and Alan Scott Collections, and the Wattle Collection. The Anne O'Connor Collection highlights the contribution of the Irish to the Australian cultural experience. Discover more about where to find oral history and folklore.

To find items held in the Library’s collections you can search our online catalogue with the words "folklore australia" (include the quotation marks). You can also search using the words "folklore research australia" or "folklorists australian interviews" (including quotation marks).

Trove can help you find and get items at libraries near you. See the FAQ What is Trove and how can I use it?

The National Library can provide copies of certain materials and interlibrary loans for registered users.. For more information go to our Copies Direct service.

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Last update: 2012-11-26 10:39
Author: General Reference Enquiry