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Bill Miles interviewed by Norm O'Connor and Pat O'Connor and Maryjean Officer in Norm O'Connor collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1390869
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Miles, Bill, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1962 Jan 
1 tape reel (ca. 21 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track mono ; 3 in. 
Series

Norm O'Connor folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Bill Miles sings, recites poetry and talks.

Full contents
  • Recitation : 1. 'Jimmy Governor', poem about horse racing, racing to win a lady's hand
  • Interview: 2 . learned poem from the 'Bulletin' fifty or sixty years ago, used to recite in ATLAS? the Kew Town Hall as a boy, born in Heywood in the Western District, had horse teams for eighteen years, four years wheat-growing at Ensay, very hospitable people, story behind the names of 'Battle Point' and 'Haunted Stream', bushrangers and the gold robbery, poem 'Chanticleer' written by a local man
  • Recitation; 3. 'Chanticleer', about a horse
  • Interview: 4. poem written by Bob Gibson.
  • Singing:
 
Notes

Part of a collection of recordings and related material collected during the 1950s and 1960s by Norm O'Connor and others for the Folk Lore society of Victoria.

Recorded in Omeo, Vic. in January 1962.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Miles, Bill -- Interviews.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.  |  Folklore -- Australia.  |  Omeo (Vic.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors O'Connor, Norman, Interviewer  |  O'Connor, Pat, Interviewer  |  Officer, Maryjean, Interviewer  |  Folk Lore Society of Victoria

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