Tomasetti, Glen (1929-2003)

Also known as
Tomasetti, Glenys Ann (1929-2003)
Field of activity
Songwriter; Poet; Novelist; Folk singers; Folk musicians; Women authors; Women political activists
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36264702
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-620358

Biographies

Glen Tomasetti was born in Melbourne, Australia. An academically and musically gifted woman, she was well-known throughout the Australian folk music circuit, working on commerical television and cutting eleven albums in the 1960s. A left-leaning environmentalist and feminist, Glen was vehemently opposed to the Vietnam War and was a member of the Save Our Sons Movement in Victoria. In 1967 she made headlines when she was subpoened to court for witholding one-sixth of her income tax on the grounds that this was the exact proportion used by the Holt government to finance the war in Vietnam. She became a hero of the feminist movement in 1969 when she adapted the words to an old shearing gang ballad, 'All among the wool boys'. Glen's version 'Don't be too Polite, Girls' was written to support the 1969 case for equal pay that was being heard by the high court. Glen Tomasetti had three children and believed that motherhood was the emotional core of her life. She has been described as "a woman of singular passion that found focus in motherhood, friendship, art, the environment and justice for the oppressed. Her creativity was multifaceted. She was a historian, poet, novelist and actor. She was formidably intelligent and her god had bestowed on her extraordinary physical beauty."

Tune: All among the wool, boys Lyrics: Glen Tomasetti

1. We're really on the way, girls, really on the way Hooray for equal pay, girls, hooray for equal pay They're going to give it to most of us, in spite of all their fears But did they really need to make us wait for all those years?

2. I sew up shirts and trousers in the clothing trade Since men don't do the job, I can't ask to be better paid The people at the top rarely offer something more Unless the people underneath are walking out the door. Chorus

3. They say a man needs more to feed his children and his wife Well, what are the needs of a woman who leads a double working life When the whistle blows for knock-off it's not her time for fun She goes home to start the job that's not paid and never done. Chorus

4. Don't be too afraid, girls, don't be too afraid, We're clearly underpaid girls, clearly underpaid. Though equal pay in principle is every woman's right To turn that into practice we must show a little fight. Chorus

5. 'We can't afford to pay you,' say the masters in their wrath. But woman says 'Just cut your coat according to the cloth. If the economy won't stand it then here's your answer boys, Cut out the wild extravagance on the new war toys.' Chorus

6. All among the bull, girls, all among the bull, Keep your hearts full, girls, keep your hearts full. What good is a man as a doormat or following close at heel? It's not their balls we're after, it's a fair square deal. Chorus

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Resources for Glen Tomasetti

Selected resources (8)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Tomasetti, Glenys Ann (Glen)
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Man of letters : a romance
    Tomasetti, Glen
    [Melbourne]
    Published: McPhee Gribble
  3. Thoroughly decent people : a folktale
    Tomasetti, Glen
    [Jolimont, Vic.]
    Published: McPhee Gribble Publishers
  4. Singer-writer Tomasetti dies, aged 74
    Jackson, Andra
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Age
  5. A life's song for the heart and soul of Australia
    Wright, Clare
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Age
  6. Brains, beauty and heart
    Jones, Philip
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Australian
  7. Portrait of Glen Tomasetti at her home in Armadale Vic.
    [July 1970]
    Series: National Library of Australia, Pictorial Collection
    Author Strizic, Mark. 1 photograph : gelatin silver on fibre-based paper ; 25 x 20.3 cm.
    PIC P542/38/R LOC R15
  8. [Biographical cuttings on Glen Tomasetti, author]
    Series: National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

Resources by Glen Tomasetti (15)

  1. Man of letters : a romance / by Glen Tomasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Book : 1981-1984 ]
    At 34 libraries
    Man of letters : a romance / by Glen Tomasetti
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.248)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.248)

  2. Thoroughly decent people : a folktale / [by] Glen Tomasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Book, Audio book : 1976-2017 ]
    At 41 libraries
    Thoroughly decent people : a folktale / [by] Glen Tomasetti
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.941)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.941)

  3. Neil MacDonald, Glen Tomasetti interviewed by Emily Lyle in Scottish oral tradition in Australia : the Emily Lyle Collection
    MacDonald, Neil
    [ Sound : 1976 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.523)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.523)

  4. Don Watson, Oriel Grey, Janine Burke and Glen Tomasetti at Spoleto Festival, Melbourne, 1986
    Moorhouse, Frank 1938-
    [ Sound ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.286)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.286)

  5. Thoroughly decent people : an Australian folktale / [by] Glen Tomasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Book, Audio book : 1977 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Thoroughly decent people : an Australian folktale / [by] Glen Tomasetti
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.752)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.752)

  6. Songs from a seat in the carriage : 8 songs for the seventies / by Glen Tomasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Printed music : 1970 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.39)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.39)

  7. Songs from a seat in the carriage : 8 songs for the seventies / by Glen Tamasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Printed music : 1970 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.184)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.184)

  8. Songs from a seat in the carriage : eight songs for the seventies
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At Monash Uni Library
    Songs from a seat in  the carriage : eight songs for the seventies
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.258)

  9. Documents
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-
    [ Unpublished : 1976-1978 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.768)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.768)

  10. Gold rush songs [sung to the guitar by] Glen Tomasetti
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-2003
    [ Sound : 1975 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.451)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.451)

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Resources about Glen Tomasetti (3)

  1. Neil MacDonald, Glen Tomasetti interviewed by Emily Lyle in Scottish oral tradition in Australia : the Emily Lyle Collection
    MacDonald, Neil
    [ Sound : 1976 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.497)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.497)

  2. Portrait of Glen Tomasetti at her home in Armadale Vic., July 1970 / Mark Strizic
    Strizic, Mark, 1928-
    [ Photograph : 1970 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Glen Tomasetti at her home in Armadale Vic., July 1970 / Mark Strizic
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.766)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.766)

  3. Papers of Robin Bailey
    Bailey, Robin A
    [ Unpublished : 1959-1962 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.485)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.485)

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Glen Tomasetti, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The Swiss at Blampied, the Irish at Eganstown : a history of Gaetano Tomasetti, district of Daylesford, 1855-1916
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-
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    At State Library VIC
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    Journalist; Writer; Scriptwriter
    ... Helen Garner is an award-winning Australian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist. ...
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  1. Seeing a novel on film: Glen Tomasetti interviewed by Jack Clancy
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  2. Woman of letters. -Interview with Glen Tomasetti-
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  3. Essay into History - Theme, Migration
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  4. The writer's mystique: dare we talk about it?
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  1. TWO BALLOONS
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 18 August 1976 p 113 Article Illustrated
    ... Glen Tomasetti Parents: A child enjoys learning about other children and the world they live in ... 656 words
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  2. WHO'S BEEN EATING THE FRUIT
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 15 September 1976 p 144 Article Illustrated
    ... WHOSE BEEN EATING THE FRUIT by Glen Tomasetti When Ella and George sat down to breakfast, their ... , holding an   apple, was a possum! Ella had   Glen Tomasetti seen a picture of one but she ... 459 words
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  3. Singer defies court's tax order
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tuesday 12 December 1967 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... Singer defies court's tax order MELBOURNE. Monday. — Folksinger Glen Tomasetti, 38, will defy a ... con-tinues". In the City Court on December 1, Mr R. K. Hudspeth, SM, rejected Miss Tomasetti's argu-ment that ... 306 words
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  1. Man of letters / adapted by Alma de Groen from the novel by Glen Tomasetti
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  2. Convicts / Glen Tomasetti and Philip Jeves
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  3. The Greengrocer's daughter / Tomasetti, G
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  4. Will ye go lassie go : and other folk songs
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  2. Random recollections of a long life, 1806 to 1876. By Edwin J. Scott
    Tomasetti, Glen, 1929-
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  3. Brecht on Brecht : [theatre program], Emerald Hill Theatre
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  1. CATEGORY 31
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 1 June 1979 p 130

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  2. CATEGORY 31
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 3 April 1981 p 114

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    ... Textiles Sexton Low Pty Ltd Strathtex Pty Ltd Stuart G Burney, Pty Ltd Supertex Industries Ltd Tomasetti ... & Son Pty Ltd Tomasetti & Sons (NSW) Pty Ltd Tomasetti & Son (W A ) Pty Ltd Trans World Textiles Pty Ltd ... 1090 words
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  3. CATEGORY 31
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Monday 17 December 1979 p 117

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    ... York Street, Sydney, N S.W 2000 239 King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300 8 Glen Street, Milsons Point, NSW ... RonaldS Tanner Tomasetti & Son Pty Ltd Tomasetti & Sons (Vic) Pty Ltd Tomasetti & Son (W.A.) Pty Ltd ... 1385 words
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