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Ted Harrington, Australian bush balladeer, speaks of his work and recites some of his poems [sound recording] / Interviewer: Stephen and Nita Murray Smith
Bib ID 2234208
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Harrington, Edward, 1895-1966, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1955 Jan. 11 
1 tape reel : half track, mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Alan Scott folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Full contents Conversation: his early life, Pine Lodge Creek near Shepparton, Vic.; shearer father; origins of bush stories, incl. E.J. Brady, Lawson; background to Lords of the Weddin' Range; his father's acquaintance with John Dunn, bushranger; attitudes to bushrangers, incl. Kelly gang; attendance at Winalta State School (Tom Collins' Schoolhouse on the Plain); Light Horse experiences, WW1; charge at Beersheba; death of mate in Jordan Valley. Recitation: Insomnia. Conversation: hard farming days, Mallee country, following WWI; Faithful Creek homestead; move to Melbourne & work in aircraft production; first publication of his poetry, 1920; Ted Brady; camaraderie between writers; Bernard O'Dowd; John Shaw Nielsen; his use of the bush ballad; familiarity with English poets; development of his poetry. Recitation: 35; Ballad of Discontent (stanzas 1 & 2). Conversation: views on modern poetry; origins of poem Old Black Billy. Recitation: Bushrangers; Who Spilt Casey's Beer. 
Notes

Conversation and recitation.

Recorded on 11 January.

Subjects Harrington, Edward, - 1895-1966 - Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian - 20th century - Interviews.  |  Ballads, English - Australia.
Other authors/contributors Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988, Interviewer  |  Murray-Smith, Nita, Interviewer

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