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Donald Trindall interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1481875
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Trindall, Donald, 1927-2006, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 Nov. 13 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 63 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Donald Trindall reads his poetry and talks about his life.

Trindall, born at Narrabri (N.S.W.) recalls his family background; his early years in Narrabri (N.S.W.); the beginnings of his interest in poetry (1980's); his poetry writing starting in 1988; starting his job as a drover at 17 years of age just before WWII; breaking in horses on the road as he drove the cattle; the life of a drover and the necessities for a good horse and dog; decline of droving with the affordability of big truck transportation; droving yarns; working for the Cooabarabran Shie Council after he finished with droving; his time with various travelling shows.

Partial contents
  • Recitation: Bushman and the city slicker (poem)
  • Our droving trip (poem)
  • A drover's story (poem)
  • the Molly Terror Brown (his poem about horse breaking)
  • poem based on a true story (unidentified)
  • Sniper (based on a true story about riding in one of Tex Morton's and Buddy William's shows buckjumping)
  • How times have changed (poem)
  • poem for son's school teacher (unidentified)
  • High heel boots and cowboy hats (poem)
  • Old Ray (poem)
 
Biography/History

Donald Trindall - retired drover

Notes

Recorded with Jim Low.

Recorded on Nov. 13, 2001 at Coonabarabran, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Trindall, Donald, 1927-2006 -- Interviews.  |  Folk poetry, Australian -- New South Wales.  |  Droving -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Drovers -- New South Wales -- Coonabarabran -- Interviews.  |  Poets -- New South Wales -- Coonabarabran -- Interviews.
Occupation Drovers.  |  Poets.
Other authors/contributors Low, Jim, 1948-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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