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Charles Thatcher's life and his songs presented in a dramatised ABC radio program entitled Colonial minstrel in the Norm O'Connor folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1769571
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1960 
1 tape reel (ca. 28 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Norm O'Connor folklore collection.

Summary

An ABC dramatised radio programme about goldfields balladist Charles Thatcher. Programme includes six songs written by Thatcher.

Folkloric recording.

Full contents
  • 1. The voyage to Australia
  • 2. When first I landed here
  • 3. The green new chum
  • 4. Licence hunting
  • 5. Weston and his clerk
  • 6. Look out below.
 
Notes

A collection of recordings and related material collected during the 1950s and 1960s by Norm O'Connor, Pat O'Connor and others for the Folk Lore Society of Victoria.

Written by: Stephen Murray Smith.

Programme produced by John Thompson and narrated by Richard Olive.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript unavailable. 
Subjects Thatcher, Charles R. (Charles Robert), 1830 or 1831-1878.  |  Entertainers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Vaudeville -- Australia.  |  Ballads, English -- Australia.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- Songs and music.  |  Radio programs -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors O'Connor, Norman  |  Olive, Richard, Speaker  |  Thompson, John, 1907-1968  |  Folk Lore Society of Victoria
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Thatcher's Colonial minstrel

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