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Jim Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 2176002
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984, Performer
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1984 Feb. 7 
1 sound cassette (ca. 32 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: REEL 2720/39/17. Music: - 1. Conversation: tells the real story of Thunderbolt, Fred Britten and Fred Ward, stories of Jimmy & Joe Governor on the New England Tablelands, recalls a local aboriginal Jacky Nelson, how aboriginals sang in their own language as well as their traditional dancing, discusses convict labour ('lags') in the New England Tableland, cedar-getting in the Gulf, how the Morley family of Backwater cut and carted cedar, how the area was subject to a terrible run of bagmen/swagmen in 1908-1912, discusses the Simpson Station Hut and his views of swagmen generally. 2. Song: With my swag all on my shoulder (also explains the song). 3. Conversation: the difference between bagmen and swagmen. 4. With my swag all on my shoulder (whistling). 5. With my swag all on my shoulder (mouth-organ). 6. Old log cabin in the lane (mouth-organ). 7. Song: Little old log cabin in the lane. 8. Music: Little old log cabin (mouth-organ). 9. Recitation: Little old log cabin (part only).

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 7, 1984 at Guyra Region, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984 -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Folklore -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Bushrangers -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Harmonica music.  |  Singing.  |  Whistling.  |  Dance, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Guyra Region (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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