Red Land Songs

Poetical source of lyrics:  Roderick James (Rod) Cameron OSA

Singer:  Maria Rosa

Flautist:  Kerry Sanders

Guitar:   Elizabeth Giddey/Maria Rosa

Harmony Composition:  Yvonne Maulden/Maria Rosa

Production Assistant:  Marie Langtry CSB

Composer of Paperbark Trees, WandjinaAngel Of The Lake:  Ron Bopf OSA

Composer of other songs:  Maria Rosa

Producer: Allan Black

Recorded by Black Inc Recorders, 1986 - see


1.  My Country

2.  Red Land

3.  Brolga

4.  Boabab Tree

5.  Black Madonna

6.  Not Alone

7.  Paperbark Trees

8.  La Grange

9.  Come Wandjina

10.  On The Darling

11.  The Stream

12.  Angel Of The Lake

13.  Australia

This CD commemorates the ministry of Roderick (Rod) James Cameron OSA

and his connection with both Maria Rosa and her husband 'CJ' Power.  The trio have collaborated over a number of years to showcase Rod's poetry, expounding its fuller meaning.  This included performances together in Atherton, Cairns, Dimbulah, Kuranda as well as in Innisfail, North Queensland.  'CJ' described himself as 'The Roadie' for these concerts.

In 1960, Fr Rod had a life-changing experience by the sea

at La Grange (now called Bidjadanga) - as did Maria in 1977.  For many years this community and others in remote Australia (comprised predominantly of people of Australian Indigenous descent) have transformatively been engaging with other Australians from within the depths of their own languages and cultures.  2015 was the 60th anniversary of the beginning of these intercultural encounters at Bidyadanga.


Assisting to develop understanding of the Sacred and many Australians experience of it in theircountry, this music has been used both in Australia and overseas.  It has even been played in the mountains of Nepal!

It is available for your enjoyment.

To purchase a hard copy of these songs in a digitally remastered CD format for $20 AUD (plus postage and handling - cost determined by AusPost), email:

Vale Ron.  Entered eternal life 7/12/2009


To purchase using security of Paypal, click on either "Buy Album" or on individual song.  No Paypal account needed.  Prices in Australian currency.  Lyrics provided with purchase.

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Warning to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: This site contains images of and reference to people who have died and the voice of two of them.


Photos and videos of Rod Cameron OSA: Used with kind permission Order of St Augustine, Australia

Use of sketch of little girl welcoming Rod Cameron at Bidyadanga: Permission given by Rod Cameron OSA

Other Photos Copyright: Maria Rosa

All albums (except Red Land Songs) able to be downloaded from this site have been produced, mixed and mastered by Brent Hodgkins at

Bruthen Music Studio,

55 Main St, Bruthen, Vic 3885, Australia  T: +61 3 51575504


Please note: Neither Rod Cameron OSA/'CJ' Power/James Cornell nor I are persons of Indigenous descent.  We therefore do not speak for them but rather have worked to broaden understanding of their realities in the mainstream culture of our country.

Disclaimer: All available up-to-date due care has been taken by me and due diligence acted upon to ensure  all uploads are free of viruses.  Thus no responsibility will be accepted for any viruses or other compromise to your equipment which surface any time after music has been downloaded.  M Rosa

Deep thanks to 'CJ' Power and Brent Hodgkins for their affirmation of local songwriters and musicians.