Midnight Oil's self-organising fan club


Powderworkers used to meet in one place only. Now the community meets in more than one place, as the times change and technical community platforms emerge.

If you are a community of Powderworkers thriving outside of these, you are welcome to mail the webadmin to ask to list your community here.


  • Facebook (public) | Powderworkers | 2016 - current | 7359 members

    This Midnight Oil fan page exists to celebrate the music of Midnight Oil and its members, past and present. Its fundamental purpose is to promote equality, positivity, tolerance and happiness through the music of Midnight Oil. We, the Powderworkers recognise the inherent dignity and the equal rights of all members of this family called Powderworkers and all peoples of the world. We promote equal rights for all genders, all races and religions, their relationships and their connectedness with the Earth we all inhabit. We will respect people’s individuality and their sense of belonging within this group. We will turn down the Mahler and listen to Australian music!

    Note: this is an open group, so your posts are visible to the public.

  • Yahoo "take 2" (public, approve to join) | Powderworks | Email Subscription | Jan 2005 - current | ~700 members

  • Facebook (private) | Powderworks | March 2017 - current | 623 members (7/Dec/2017)

    This is a closed group of mostly past "majordomo" era people in the same style as the Yahoo mail lists but in a Facebook way. Perhaps best thought of an intersection of the Yahoo list and Facebook.

    Note: this is a closed group, so your privacy is kept inside the space.

  • Facebook (private) | Powderworks (Europe) Sub-Group | 2017 - current | 69 members (7/Dec/2017)

    "Powderworkers (Europe) who would love meeting in 2018"

    Note: this is a closed group, so your privacy is kept inside the space.

  • Facebook (private) | Two Sticks controversy retreat | 2017 - current | 42 members (7/Dec/2017)

    "There's two sticks in the Powderworks, it's gonna blow today" This is a non-public space for Powderworkers to have heated debates about anything. You are welcome to "airing of grievances and feats of strength" here. Outright bullying and vilification on the other hand are not ok.

    Note: this is a closed group, so your privacy is kept inside the space.


  • Yahoo "take 1" | The Powderworks Archives as recorded on midnight-oil.info | Sept 2001 - Jan 2005 | 700? members

  • MajorDomo at Colorado Uni | ~1995 - Sept 2001 | 700? members

    Lost in time, but here's The Deadheart's explanation

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