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Colleen Glasser interviewed by Rob Willis for the Voices of the bush oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2037093
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Glasser, Colleen, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 50 min.) 
Series

Voices of the bush oral history project

Biography/History

Colleen Glasser, a retired school assistant and compiler, was born 1929. She recalls her family background; that her father worked on the railway; family life along the railway line living in railway camps; moving to Beaudesert; mother played tenor banjo in a band and could play banjo mandolin; family coming to Texas, Qld in 1943 where father had the job of station master; life in Texas in 1940's, rabbits and tobacco farming; her job in the telephone exchange; sending telegrams by morse; telephone 'party lines'; going droving with her mother; her husband doing a variety of farm jobs, well sinking, fencing etc; becoming involved in the local Historical Society; the work she did compiling material for a book on tobacco growing. Glasser speaks about the future plans for the museum; the local silver mine 'Silver Spur'; changes in Texas over the years relating to railway closes, migrants, limeworks, tobacco growing, the drift of the young people to the city, local facilities.

Notes

Recorded with John Harpley.

Recorded on June 20, 2001 at Texas, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217438697

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (1 p.) 
Subjects Glasser, Colleen, 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Texas Historical Society (Qld.)  |  Tobacco industry -- Queensland -- Texas -- History.  |  Railroads -- Employees -- Queensland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.  |  Railroads -- Employees -- Quuensland -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.  |  Community life -- Queensland -- Texas -- History.  |  Texas (Qld.) -- History.
Occupation Teachers' aides.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 4572/68 (summary)
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