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3 digital audio tapes (ca. 156 min.)
Davey talks about the origins of her involvement in folklore studies; making the Multicultural Cassette Series; working with June Factor; establishment and development of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection and the teaching of folklore. She then discusses her involvement with the Committee of Inquiry into Folklife in Australia and the publication of the report, "Folklife, our living heritage" in 1997. Davey then talks about her Harold White fellowship to study the folklore collections of the National Library and the publication of "Oxford companion to Australian folklore" with Graham Seal; interviews done for 'Oral history of childhood' and her Ph.D 'Folklife in Australia - issues of policy and practice'. She then discusses her involvement in multicultural education; working with Aboriginal people; Moe Folklife Project; Bringing them home oral history project; Victorian Folklife Association and Australian Folklife Association.
Davey then gives her views on the future of academic studies in folklore; suitability of word "folklore"; working with the UNESCO cultural network and the significance of folklore in Australian culture.
Preservation and cassette copies made.
Recorded on Sept. 24, 2000 in Lower Templestowe, Vic.
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||Corrected transcript available (typescript, 51 leaves)
||Davey, Gwenda - Interviews. | Folklorists - Australia - Interviews. | Folklore - Australia.
||Carpenter, Carole Henderson, 1944-, Interviewer
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