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Bill Miles interviewed by Norm O'Connor, Pat O'Connor and Maryjean Officer ; and, Various unknown talk and sing in Norm O'Connor collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1390874
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. 44 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, half track mono ; 3 in. 
Series

Norm O'Connor folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Bill Miles sings and talks.

Full contents
  • We were on it, fragment / Bill Miles
  • Bill Miles talks about songs written by Bob Gibson; song about Harry Hunt; poems and other songs.
  • Unknown man talks about Benambra and local people; poem written about a man who drowned himself; Omeo Telegraph; Omeo Standard; Crooked River Chronicle; Jene's Pinch; horse halters. Recitation: Dan Murphy rides the cow (incomplete)
  • Life is like a mighty river / Bill Miles
  • Thirty years ago / Bill Miles
  • Bill Miles talks about the origin of place name Piano Box Bridge; christened by old teamster, Reuber Ferris; origin of place names Jew's Pinch; Adam's Patent plum Guards used for setting shears; retired shearer Dave Ashenden of Malvern
  • The freehold on the plain, fragment / Unknown performer
  • They come from the mountains / Unknown performers singing with piano
  • My love for you / Unknown performers singing with piano
  • Unknown person talks about the Back to Bruther and Back to Bairnsdale celebrations; discussion about a reunion in Melbourne Treasury Gardens.
 
Notes

Part of a collection of recordings and related material collected during the 1950s and 1960s by Norm O'Connor and other 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.  |  Gibson, Bob.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.  |  Folk poetry, Australian.  |  Folklore -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors O'Connor, Norman, Interviewer  |  O'Connor, Pat, Interviewer  |  Officer, Maryjean, Interviewer  |  Folk Lore Society of Victoria
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Various unknown talk and sing in Norm O'Connor collection

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