Contains a photograph of the Broadwood upright piano which is part of the Elizabeth Bay House collection. - p. 24.
Carries references to the the Broadwood pianos at Elizabeth Bay House and Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta; the upright manufactured by Lipp & Sons, Stuttgart, at Rouse Hill House; the Emil Ascherberg, Dresden, upright piano at Meroogal, and the upright Litchfield Binckes piano at Vaucluse House. - chapter 4.
Contents: 1. Setting the context -- 2. Character of music -- 3. Composers -- 4. Colonial pianos -- 5. Important people and important events -- 6. Military -- 7. Settlement and expansion -- 8. Economic development -- 9. Sport and recreation -- 10. Musical entertainment -- 11. Australian identity and nationhood.