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Leonard Guy interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1481966
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Guy, Len (Leonard Wayne), 1916-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2001 Nov. 14 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 95 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Len Guy, born 1916 in Bendigo, Vic. He recalls his family background, his father migrating from south China around 1916 & buying a business in Binnaway, N.S.W.; early memories of retail stores & community life in Binnaway; community relations in Binnaway; discrimination; his early education; Chinese traditions in the family; mother's religion; observance of the Chinese New Year; family business during the Depression years; Chinese herbal remedies handed down through the generations; musical interests of the family; teaching music (piano, violin and saxaphone); playing music socially and for dances as part of different bands (eg. Railway Dance Band, Rhythm Rascals); dance nights, types of dances and the bands that he played with (eg. a fill-in performer for Frank Bourke and the White Rose Orchestra; impact of rock'n'roll on old time dance bands; dancing competitions.

Guy recalls the war years in Binnaway, N.S.W.; changes in business after the war; better roads & loss of services to bigger towns; importance of the railway to Binnaway; railway population; last service store to self serve in 1981, retiring the same year from the business; family involvement in local organization.

Biography/History

Leonard Guy, retired storekeeper and folk musician.

Notes

Recorded with Jim Low.

Recorded on Nov. 14, 2001 at Binnaway, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Related Material More folklore information on Binnaway, N.S.W. can be found in the interview recorded with Stanley Guy at TRC 4572/75. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Guy, Len (Leonard Wayne), 1916- -- Interviews.  |  Dance orchestras -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Merchants -- New South Wales -- Binnaway -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Binnaway -- Interviews.  |  Community life -- New South Wales -- Binnaway.  |  Small business -- New South Wales -- Binnaway -- History -- 20th century.  |  Chinese Australians -- New South Wales -- Binnaway -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.  |  Chinese Australians -- New South Wales -- Binnaway -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.  |  Binnaway (N.S.W.) -- Ethnic relations.
Occupation Merchants  |  Folk musicians
Other authors/contributors Low, Jim, 1948-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer
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