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Warragul is the eighth studio album by Australian country music artist John Williamson. The album was released in September 1989 and peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Charts; becoming Williamson's first number 1 album.

Warragul by John Williamson.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1989
StudioTrafalgar Studios; Sydney, Australia.
LabelGumleaf Records, Festival Records
ProducerJohn Williamson
John Williamson chronology
Boomerang Café
JW's Family Album
Singles from Warragul
  1. "Station Cook"
    Released: January 1989
  2. "Rip Rip Woodchip"
    Released: July 1989
  3. "Boogie With M' Baby"
    Released: October 1989
  4. "Special Girl"
    Released: December 1989

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1990, the album won ARIA Award for Best Country Album. It was also nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album.[1]

At the Country Music Awards of Australia in January 1990, Williamson the album won Top Selling Album and Album of the Year for .[2]


Track listingEdit

1."Dingo"John Williamson3:22
2."Why They Call Him Sundown"Williamson4:03
3."Station Cook"Williamson2:43
4."Drover's Boy"Williamson3:37
5."Ancient Mountains" (with Gondwanaland)Williamson4:32
6."Charters Towers"Williamson2:50
7."Boogie With M'Baby"Williamson5:24
8."Special Girl"Williamson2:41
9."40 Years Ago"Williamson3:33
10."Amazing Day"Williamson3:12
11."Longreach is Praying"Williamson3:11
12."Bill the Cat"Williamson3:36
13."Big Bad Bushranger"Bob Brown2:39
14."Rip Rip Woodchip"Williamson3:02
15."Shelter"Eric Bogle2:51


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1989/90) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1989) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[4] 34
ARIA Australian Artist Albums Chart 7


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia September 1989 Gum Leaf, Festival Records RML 53308

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1990: 4th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "1990". Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA). 2 July 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ " – John Williamson – Warragul". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "1989 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ The ARIA Report. 21. ARIA. 3 June 1990. p. 6.