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Sally Tomkinson interviewed by John Meredith for the John Meredith folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2052226
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Tomkinson, Sally, 1919-, Performer
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1984 June 10 
1 tape reel (ca. 16 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track stereo ; 7 in. 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Sally Tomkinson plays bones to 4 tunes and is backed by John Meredith on accordion. Tomkinson also speaks of learning to play the bones; different tones of bones; methods of bone preparation; her background; lifestyle as a drovers' daughter and childhood experiences; her music background; family's music interests; playing the leaf; bone playing techniques; use of bones by Aboriginals for music; learning to waltz and teaching people to waltz.

Notes

Recorded at Gulgong, New South Wales on June 10, 1984.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221472769

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Tomkinson, Sally, 1919- -- Interviews.  |  Bones (Musical instrument)  |  Folk dance music -- Australia.  |  Folk music -- Australia.  |  Leaves as musical instruments.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 2222/5
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ORAL TRC 2222/5 (summary)
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