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Lola Wright interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1578307
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wright, Lola, 1926-2018, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2001 November 26 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 117 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Wright born in Childers, Qld. retired publician sings folk songs and recalls her childhood years; music in the family; bush dances at Glenreach; her Catholic education & attending University at Armidale in 1944; popular songs of the 1940s and 1950s; childrens rhymes; father returning home from POW camp; her teaching career; teaching manual dexterity with rhymes & songs actions and ditties; nursery rhymes used for rhythm lessons every day; school games; lower wages & conditions for female teachers & union equal pay campaign; her political involvement with Communist Party & Labor Party; Reedy River songs; forming the South Coast Bush Band (1956-1960); band activities supporting causes; bush band repertoire; Reedy River songbook; her second job playing piano in pubs & at weddings.

Partial contents
  • Tape 1: Singing: You're going to leave the old home town, Jim (Nobbie Cowling song)
  • Can I sleep in your barn tonight, mister? (Nobby Cowling song)
  • fragment of a racist ditty
  • We're getting it by degrees
  • When College days are o'er
  • Come back to your brother and sisters
  • Chloe
  • Recitation: We're sitting on the stile, Mary (first line of poem)
  • Tape 2 Singing: The hungry miner
  • extra verse of The hungry miner
 
Notes

Recorded with Bruce Cameron.

Recorded on Nov. 26, 2001 at Morundah, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Wright, Lola, 1926-2018 -- Interviews.  |  South Coast Bush Band (N.S.W.)  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Morundah -- Interviews.  |  Folk poetry, Australian -- New South Wales.  |  Folk songs, English -- New South Wales -- 20th century.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- 20th century.  |  Political ballads and songs -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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