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Archie Knight interviewed by Chris Sullivan in the Chris Sullivan folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1881023
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Knight, Archie, 1917-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1986 Feb. 12 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 57 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Chris Sullivan folklore collection.

Full contents
  • REEL 322; Archie Knight, conversation:
  • Family background and musical interests; playing for dances; playing the accordion from an early age; dancing; ground preparation for dances; uncle Hero Black; instruments played by family members; homemade instruments; playing accordion with brothers and sisters; single and double row accordions; music and dancing for Aboriginal weddings; tin whistle; travelling musicians; sources for new tunes.
  • REEL 323; Archie Knight, conversation:
  • Edison phonograph; distinguishing older from younger tunes; old & new dances; saw dance with cross on floor; Irish tunes; last playing for a dance in the late 1930s; demise of dances; masters of ceremony; no drinking before dances; driving Model-T Ford; paddlesteamers on river carting wood; Bill Jones; singing; not learning his Aboriginal language; hearing Dougie Young in a pub; Young's songs now sung by young people; song types.
 
Notes

Recorded on 12 February 1986, at Bourke, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Partial transcript available (1 p.) 
Subjects Knight Archie, 1917- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Bourke -- Interviews.  |  Accordionists -- New South Wales -- Bourke -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Bourke -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Bourke Region.  |  Folk dancing -- New South Wales -- Bourke Region.  |  Bourke (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs.
Occupation Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors Sullivan, Chris (Christopher Daniel), 1953-, Interviewer

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