Alexandra Alexandrovna Asovtseff: The Sights That Filled Her Head

Alexandra’s Pictures – written and sung by Jim Low. Read the lyrics
Self portrait (from a biography about her life and art by Anastasia Cox)

Alexandra Alexandrovna Asovtseff emigrated to Australia with her husband in August 1954, the year that the new Queen of England visited.  Although of Russian descent, for most of her life Alexandra had lived in China. After a short time at Bondi, she and her husband bought a house across the harbour at Neutral Bay. 

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Ebenezer Mission Station (song)

written and sung by Jim Low

On entering the church I was struck by the wonderful acoustics of this now empty building. I thought I would test them out and sang a couple of songs I had learnt as a child at Sunday school at North Sydney in the 1950s. Not having sung the songs, “Be valiant, be strong” and “My cup’s full and running over” for so long, I was surprised at the accuracy and confidence of my recall. It was only later, when I returned home, listened to a recording I made of my singing and read and reflected on the mission that I realized how appropriate my song choice had actually been.

Ebenezer Mission church
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