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Thread #113225   Message #2412684
Posted By: Dennis the Elder
13-Aug-08 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Subject: RE: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
I have spent a few hours of interesting time on google and numerous other web sites. A one time I visited the ETUs of Australias website at If you click on 11 "Vale Jocka Burns" you will find a QuickTime link. Thought I had something,but,it was most likely the same clip of Jocka Burns, singing the words originally quoted by Geoff Lawes
It may be that Jocka Burns wrote the words, however it sounds as if it was something he heard whilst fighting the evictions, hense his nickname "Jocka the Eviction Fighter".
Unfortunatly Jocka died on November 7th 2002 at the age of 93, did the song die with him?
You will see much of this information if you visit the above web page.
I will continue my search, but feel that we need a relative of John "Jocka" Burns to stand a good chance.