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Pat Hawkins interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2537926
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hawkins, Patricia, 1928-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2003 Jun. 26 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 77 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Pat Hawkins, born in Baradine, N.S.W. recalls her early years in the rural town; her family's musical background; that her father played the cornet for the Prince of Wales during a visit to Coonamble, N.S.W.; her father's work in the timber industry; her schooling; her work in the Forestry Commission, Baradine being the district office for the Pilliga Forest; Baradine community life , especially during the Depression years; dances & balls held in the local picture theatre; Frank Cant's Band; Debutante Balls, her mother training the girls; local bands; Harry Sloggett's band in Coonamble, N.S.W.; playing for local band The Checkmates (early 1960s); television being too expensive in the 1960s to affect the popularity of dance bands; singing with Frank Bourke Orchestra on local radio; her involvement with the RSL since WW2.

Partial contents
  • TAPE 2 Piano music & Singing: Balalaika
  • Let me call you sweetheart
  • Has anybody seen my gal
  • Schottishe (unidentified)
  • Walking my baby back home
  • Ramona
  • When Irish eyes are smiling
  • The road to Gundagai
  • Smile, smile, smile
  • The daughter of Rosie O'Grady
 
Notes

Recorded with Bruce Cameron.

Recorded on June 26, 2003 at Baradine, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-222790414

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Hawkins, Patricia, 1928- -- Interviews.  |  State Forests of New South Wales. Baradine Forestry Office.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Baradine -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Baradine -- Interviews.  |  Dance orchestras -- New South Wales -- History -- 1945-  |  Dance music -- New South Wales -- History -- 1945-
Occupation Folk musicians.  |  Folk singers.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Cameron, Bruce, 1953-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 4778/190-191
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ORAL TRC 4778/190-191 (summary)
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