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Ernest Wighton interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3774379
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wighton, Ernest, 1923-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2006 
1 sound file (ca. 56 min.) 
Series

Rob Willis folklore collection

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Folkloric recording. Ernest Wighton, born 1923 in Condobolin, and known as Gundy, talks about his family; Koori background; discrimination against Koori's; schooling in Condobolin; living at the Murie; white people at The Murie; his occupations; dances and singing at The Murie; listening to records; memories of Slim Dusty; travelling boxing shows; boxing with Roy Bell and Les McNabb; joining army in 1942; Kingsford-Smith in Condobolin.

Partial contents
  • Sings: The old bark hut
  • The old bark hut (repeat) Recites poems: Bill the bullocky
  • Billy Lappin (fragment)
 
Biography/History

Ernest Wighton, born 1923, is an Indigenous Australian who lived on the Murie.

Notes

The Murie was an Indigenous 'fringe settlement' near Condoblin, NSW. The settlement was dismantled by the Condoblin Council in the 1960's. This interview is part of the Murie oral history project, a joint project between the Lachlan Shire Aboriginal Consultative Committee and the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on June 6, 2006 at Condobolin, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 29 leaves) 
Subjects Wighton, Ernest, - 1923- - Interviews.  |  Boxers (Sports) - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Condobolin - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of - New South Wales - Condobolin.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Housing - New South Wales - Condobolin.
Occupation Boxers.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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Details Collect From
ORAL TRC 5484/76
Copy: Recording
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 5484/76 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 5484/76 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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