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John Law interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1156870
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Law, John, 1911-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1996 Jun. 30 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 70 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. John Law talks of life in outback Australia and plays accordion.

Full contents
  • 1. Conversation: Law speaks of his family's Scottish heritage, migrated to Australia on assisted passage, his work in a dairy, playing accordion since age 8, plays at dances in Nanango and the range of dance music he can play, work as a drover, tries gold digging for two years when gold is discovered at Cracow, life in the goldfields and their living conditions, how gold is processed, works as a tank sinker and dam sinker, joined the Army and served in New Guinea, his war experiences, after discharge from the Army he is employed at a Government experimental station in Queensland working as a carpenter, family songs, playing for blind people, the dance platform used at Cracow, playing the piano accordion
  • 2. I want a girl (Alberts)
  • 3. Unidentified tune
  • 4. My father was a Dutchman
  • 5. Redwings
  • 6. Pride of Erin tunes.
 
Notes

Recorded with John Harpley.

Recorded on June 30, 1996 in Rockhampton, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217301495

Subjects Law, John, 1911- -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Queensland -- Rockhampton -- Interviews.  |  Folk dance music -- Queensland -- Rockhampton.  |  Folk music -- Queensland -- Rockhampton.  |  Accordion music.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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