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Lola Wright interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2114034
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wright, Lola, 1926-2018, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2002 Feb. 12 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 81 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Lola Wright was born in Childers, Queensland. She recalls her childhood years frequently moving around the country because of her father's work as a sleeper cutter & bushman; graduating from Armidale Teacher's College, N.S.W, rising to the position of School Principal for Oaks Flats.; settling in the Illawarra, N.S.W. & becoming involved with the Communist and Union movement; the local communist party branch's involvement in local folklore; working conditions for women in the 1950s; her actions as a feminist fighting for equal pay in the education system. She recalls forming & running the South Coast Bush Band in the mid-1950s after a visist from the original Bushwhackers to Wollongong; life during mining strikes.

Partial contents
  • Tape 1 Singing: Tiki Cafe Brothel
  • Hungry miner
  • Unidentified chant from school days
  • Sheep sheep come home (chant)
  • Recitation: unidentified poem
  • Singing games: Mary mack
  • Teddy bear
  • Three Jews
  • Singing: unidentified song from her grandmother
  • Unidentified song from her grandmother
 
Notes

Recorded with John Harpley.

Recorded on Feb. 12, 2002 at Morundah, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Subjects Wright, Lola, 1926-2018 -- Interviews.  |  South Coast Bush Band (N.S.W.)  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Morundah -- Interviews.  |  Political ballads and songs -- Australia.  |  Folk songs, English -- New South Wales -- 20th century.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- 20th century.  |  Rhyming games -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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