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Bundaberg My Home Sweet Home

The State Library of Queensland provides the Music Queensland collection, much of which can be viewed online via their website.

One of the pieces of music held in this collection is a song about Bundaberg called Bundaberg My Home Sweet Home (click on "Online @ View the digitised score"), words and music written by Harry Harmer.

According to the Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum and Society Inc's 1989 publication The History of Bundaberg & Districts, the piece was written in approximately 1930 by Mt Perry man Harry Harmer. The sheet music was published by Neilson's Music House and sold hundreds of copies at the time. It was written to promote Bundaberg. Harry played piano in a Mt Perry picture theatre, and during the 1930s he played in the Olympia Theatre, Bundaberg.

 

Author: 
Harry Harmer