Monday, 17 October 2016


Feminist and political band The Ovarian Sisters started out in 1977 in Tasmania as a large amorphous group. They sang songs by Malvina Reynolds and Pete Seeger or took old tunes and wrote lyrics to them. In 1979 the band was trimmed to six members and they began to write their own material.

Local citizens of Hobart found their music obscene as they sang about wife bashing, abortion, The Miss Tasmania Quest and the Prime Minister of the day. They were eventually banned by the local newspaper. They toured extensively and played at most university campuses in Melbourne and Sydney.


Sue Edmonds (vocals, banjo, guitar, drums, mouth organ), Mary Azdajic (violin), Susie Tyson (bass, guitar, mandolin, tambourine), Tina Bain (vocals, mandolin), Lian Tanner (vocals, guitar)
Penny Sara (vocals, washboard)

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