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Portrait of Donald McIllivray of Bright, Victoria [picture]
Bib ID 1181172
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Meredith, John, 1920-2001
 
Online Versions
Description [1990?] 
1 photograph : gelatin silver, sepia toned ; 18.2 x 23.5 cm. 
Series

Real Folk portrait photographs, 1953-1992.

Summary

"Donald McIllivray of Bright, Victoria was born in 1909 and is a virtuoso performer on the musical saw which he plays with a 'cello bow. The saws are specially made for playing, and the gem of his collection of three is a 'Sandvicus Stradivarius'"--Typed on card enclosed with photograph.

Notes

Title from label on back of print.

This photograph was taken as part of John Meredith's "Real Folk" Australian folklore recording project.

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Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-139581013

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Subjects McIllivray, Donald, 1909- -- Portraits.  |  Musicians -- Victoria -- Portraits.  |  Musical saw.  |  Folk music -- Victoria.

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