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Songs of Praise


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from Sydney
On 26 January 1788 a fleet of 12 ships sailed into a natural harbour on the other side of the world. They carried transported convicts and government officials who were to set up the new colony of Australia.
Roger Royle visits Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of European settlement. He talks to the REV JOHN MCKNIGHT , directly descended from those 'first fleet' convicts. He meets JOYCE CLAGUE , whose
Aboriginal ancestors have been there for 40,000 years and who finds little to celebrate after 200 years of immigration. He goes to the beach to meet two 'surfies' who mix faith and fun.
Members of Sydney churches gather in the convict-built church of St James to sing their Australian Songs of Praise.
Sings all creation (Iste confessor); Holy Father, God of might
(Catherine); What a friend we have in Jesus; Lift high the cross; Seek, 0 seek the Lord (Venantius); Do not be afraid; Lord of earth and all creation (Bennelong); Love divine (Blaenwem) Researcher LELIA GUlNERY -GREEN Producer NOEL VINCENT Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE (In association with ABC)
(Shoum again tomorrow 2.15pm. BBC2)


Unknown: John McKnight
Unknown: Joyce Clague
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Lelia Gulnery
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Stephen Whittle

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