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Oswald Pryor interviewed by Jean Fielding [sound recording]
Bib ID 1609882
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Pryor, Oswald, 1881-1971, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1970 August 
8 tape reels (ca. 217 min.): 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Summary

Oswald Pryor about the South Australian copper mining town of Moonta, looks at old photographs and speaks about Cornish-style architecture in Moonta; his work as superintendent of the surface works at Moonta Mines; his cartoons and books; closure of the mine; the smelting works at Wallaroo; Cornish miners in Australia; the mine captains; churches in Moonta; Moonta School; where the miners went after Moonta closed; Moonta School of Mines; Mrs Fielding's family at Moonta; C. J. Dennis; his cartoons in the "Bulletin" and the "Gadfly"; Captain Hancock, mine manager at Moonta; use of horses in the mines; how the mines operated; surveying the mines; notable Moonta residents; and his family background.

Notes

Recorded in Canberra on 13, 22 and 29 August 1970.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 117 leaves). 
Subjects Pryor, Oswald, 1881-1971 -- Interviews.  |  Cartoonists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Copper mines and mining -- South Australia -- Moonta -- History.  |  Cornish -- South Australia.  |  Moonta Mines (S.A.) -- History.  |  Moonta (S.A.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Fielding, Jean, 1913-, Interviewer

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