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Chris Kempster interviewed by Keith McKenry [sound recording]
Bib ID 2112083
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Kempster, Chris, 1933-2004, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2002 
6 sound files (279 min.) 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Chris Kempster, retired teacher, author, composer and builder, has contributed to the development of Australian folk literature, theatre and music. He recalls his involvement in: Unity Singers (musical group); Margaret Walkers' Unity Dancers; Reedy River (1950s -folk theatre production); The Bushwhackers (original musical group); The Rambleers (musical group); Bush Music Club (formed in 1954); Sydney University Folk Society; other ensembles such as The Radiation Quartette, The Rousebouts, The Larrikins. Kempster also speaks about his family background ; his political beliefs and how this interest led to his association with some well known names in Australian society; the Eureka Youth League; his career as a teacher.

Notes

Accompanying material: sheet music, newspaper clippings, 2 CD-ROMs of images, and 1 computer disk.

Recorded on Oct. 14, 2002 -Oct. 15, 2002 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Related Material Collection of portraits of Chris Kempster, 2002; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC NL39090. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 p.) 
Subjects Kempster, Chris, 1933-2004 -- Interviews.  |  Teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- Australia -- History -- 1945-  |  Folk songs -- Australia -- History -- 1945-  |  Folk literature -- Australia -- History -- 1945-
Occupation Folk musicians.  |  Teachers.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors McKenry, Keith, 1948-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 4896
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ORAL TRC 4896 (summary)
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