Scott, Bill (1923-)

Also known as
Scott, Bill
Scott, Bill (1923-2005)
Scott, W. N. (1923-)
Scott, W. N. (1923-2005)
Scott, W. N. (William Neville) (1923-2005)
Scott, William Neville (1923-)
Scott, William Neville (1923-2005)
Field of activity
musician; author; folk musician; folklorist; collector; poet; sailor; miner; blue collar worker; Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Folk Alliance Australia Contribution to Folk Award
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35486256
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-525151

Biographies

Folklore collector, performer, writer and authority on Australian folklore. Bill Scott did not come from a musical family, although he and his brother Alan Scott became two of Australia's most notable folk performers and folklorists. Bill Scott spent his early childhood in Bundaberg, Queensland moving with his family to Brisbane at the age of 13. In 1942 Scott joined the navy and served in the Second World War for four years. It was during this period that he began to write poetry and developed a great affinity for the folk songs that were sung on board the ships he served in. In 1944 his first poem was published in the Bulletin. After leaving the navy, Scott worked in northern Queensland as a sugar cane cutter, prospector and miner before returning to Brisbane where he continued his career as a sailor. During these years, Scott collected many more folk songs and also wrote a number of his own songs. In the mid 1950s Bill Scott began his career as a performer. After meeting Stan Arthur he joined the Morton Bay Bushwhackers who regularly performed around Brisbane. In 1958 he recorded an EP record with Stan Arthur, The Billygoat Overland, and in 1959 released the LP Folksongs of Queensland. This recording was a joint project by the Morton Bay Bushwhackers and John Manifold's Bandicoots. At the same time Scott was actively collecting and disseminating folkloric material from Queensland and became a founding member of the Queensland Folklore Society. Scott became increasingly interested in writing and publishing and in association with folklorist John Manifold published two songbooks Folksongs of Queensland and The Penguin Book of Australian Folklore. In 1976 Scott compiled the Complete Book of Australian Folklore. Other books he has written, on different aspects of folklore in Australia, include Australian Bushrangers, Bushranger Ballads, and Pelicans and Chihuahuas. In 1978 Scott spent six months as the artist-in-residence at the Goulburn College of Advanced Education where he recorded many songs and tunes from the local district. This collection is housed at the National Library of Australia. Bill Scott has published over fifty books of prose and poetry, children's literature, novels, short stories, yarns, biographies and anthologies. Two of his novels for young people Boori (1978) and Darkness Under the Hills (1980) were highly commended by the Children's Book Council of Australia and in 1964 he received the Mary Gilmore Award for the short story One is Enough.

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Resources by Bill Scott (141)

  1. Bill Scott interviewed by Kev Carmody
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 2002-2003 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Bill Scott interviewed by Edgar Waters
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1993 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Bill Scott reading poetry in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1959 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Innisfail revisited
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At UQ Library
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  5. Corresponding voices : the letters of Bill Scott and David Denholm, 1963-1997 / edited by Zita Denholm
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Corresponding voices : the letters of Bill Scott and David Denholm, 1963-1997 / edited by Zita Denholm
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  6. Bill Scott interviewed by Alan Scott and Kevin Baker in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Bill Scott interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1974 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Archival recordings : 1973-2006 / Bill Scott
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 2019 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. Sally Sloane and Bill Scott interviewed by John Meredith for John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961
    Sloane, Sally, 1894-1982
    [ Sound : 1957 ]
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    At National Library
    Sally Sloane and Bill Scott interviewed by John Meredith for John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961
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  10. Charles Ayger and Bill Scott interviewed by John Meredith for John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961
    Ayger, Charles, 1877-
    [ Sound : 1957 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Bill Scott interviewed by Kev Carmody
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 2002-2003 ]
    At National Library
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Bill Scott, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Bill Scott reading poetry in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1959 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Innisfail revisited
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At UQ Library
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  5. Corresponding voices : the letters of Bill Scott and David Denholm, 1963-1997 / edited by Zita Denholm
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Corresponding voices : the letters of Bill Scott and David Denholm, 1963-1997 / edited by Zita Denholm
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,071.391)

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  6. Interview report on W.N. Scott / Kate Bestevaar
    Bestevaar, Kate
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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  7. Scott, Bill
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Toowoomba City
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  8. R.E.A.D. introduction to Australian children's authors / produced by Ron Elgar
    Spence, Eleanor, 1928-2008
    [ Sound : 1981 ]
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  9. Tough in the old days / Bill Scott
    Scott, Bill, 1923-2005
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 32 libraries
    Tough in the old days / Bill Scott
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  10. Writer's Week - party at Lieut-Col H.L. Moulds, Kent Town
    [ Photograph : 1966 ]
    View online
    At State Library S Aust
    Writer's Week - party at Lieut-Col H.L. Moulds, Kent Town
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  2. Scott, Bill (1925-)
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  1. AMENDED REGULATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF RESERVE FOR PUBLIC RECREATION AT SCOTT'S HEAD.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 3 August 1923 [Issue No.88] p 3526

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... [675] ※ Sydney, 3rd August, 1923. AMENDED REGULATIONS FOR THE MANAGE-MENT OF RESERVE FOR PUBLIC ... RECREA-TION AT SCOTT'S HEAD. HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council ... 2337 words
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  2. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1923.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 19 January 1923 [Issue No.7] p 223

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... PRACTITIONERS FOR 1923. 1ST of Medical Practitioners who are registered under tbe provisions of the Acts of ... .mt REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1923. LIST of Medical Practitioners who arc registered under the ... 45277 words
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  3. In the Insolvent Estate of Brown and Scott. Unreserved sale at Auction, under bill of sale.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 10 July 1866 [Issue No.134] p 1612

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Insolvent Estate of Brown and Scott. unreserved sale at Auction, under bilL ot sale. HD ... 57 words
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  1. The prosperity gospel : how Scott Morrison won and Bill Shorten lost / Erik Jensen
    Jensen, Erik
    [ Book : 2019 ]
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    The prosperity gospel : how Scott Morrison won and Bill Shorten lost / Erik Jensen
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  2. The lighthouse philosopher : the adventures of Bill Scott / by Ed Gould
    Gould, Ed, 1936-
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At National Library
    The lighthouse philosopher : the adventures of Bill Scott / by Ed Gould
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  3. The moose that roared : the story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a flying squirrel, and a talking moose / Keith Scott
    Scott, Keith
    [ Book : 2000-2001 ]
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    The moose that roared : the story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a flying squirrel, and a talking moose / Keith Scott
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  4. A Bill for the Relief of Alexander Scott
    United States. Congress. Senate
    [ Government publication, Book, Microform : 1813-1977 ]
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    At National Library
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  1. Bill Scott 1923-2005: [Obituary]
    Ilott, Roger
    Trad and Now
    [ Article : 2006 ]
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  2. Bill Scott OA
    Ilott, Roger
    Queensland Journal of Labour History, The
    [ Article : 2006 ]
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  3. Some memories of Bill Scott
    Edwards, Ron
    Australian Folklore
    [ Article : 2006 ]
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  4. Bill Scott, a career overview
    Brammer, Rebekah
    Australian Folklore
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  1. Bruce Scott interviewed by Bill Stephens
    Scott, Bruce, 1944-
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Phillip Scott interviewed by Bill Stephens
    Scott, Phillip
    [ Sound : 2013 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Compromise immigration bill goes to Senate: Scott Morrison
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
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    Compromise immigration bill goes to Senate: Scott Morrison
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 468.338)

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  4. Bill Marshall interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Marshall, William
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Gleig Scott family
    Gleig Scott family
    Created by j.g.millard, 40 items.

    Scott and Gleig Scott same family

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  2. Scott
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    Created by catherine-thompson66, 81 items.

    J Scott-daughter 1943
    Mooloo Downs

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  3. Scott Expedition
    Scott Expedition
    Created by robbosun, 175 items.

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  1. Scott
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 16 October 1994 p 2 Article
    ... Scott There once was a boy called Scott, In summer he got rather hot, And then one day, he had to ... pay The electricity bill for the lot. CHRIS DENAHY Aged 10, of Monash Monash Primary School. ... 60 words
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  2. JIRASEK. Czechoslovakia's Walter Scott.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 21 June 1930 p 11 Article
    ... JIRASEK. Czechoslovakia's Walter Scott. (BY D.K.) with the death of Alois Jlrasek on March I m the ... As a member of the HVallonal Assembly, and later as a senator, . Hil «ponsored several bills, of ... 1122 words
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  3. BILL SCOTT.
    Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW : 1900 - 1954) Wednesday 26 April 1916 p 4 Article
    ... BILL SCOTT, A member of the Famous Four, desires clients to know that he will bo In action at V ... 30 words
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