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Tom Bobbin, Carrie Milliner, Nance Burton and Bob Burton interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2723370
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bobbin, Tom, 1915-2006, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1993 Jan. 10 
2 digital audio tape (ca. 154 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Full contents
  • 1. Conversation: Tom talks about his background, sleeper cutting at the Nellica, exporting sleepers, his schooldays, income from sleeper cutting, whaling stories, of how sleeper cutters were exempted from war service in WWII, means of transport. Carrie tells of her education, her school days, family history, milking cows, all the family being involved in sleeper cutting, local entertainment (dances, shows, circus), her mother's history. Tom talks about slab hut construction, the Eden Show, doctors and Mr Lee the chemist, playing crosscut saws, parties, herbal treatments for diabetes and skin cancer, music in the family, Nance learning the guitar, singing in front of the fire
  • 2. Song about Nance and the toilet
  • 3. Conversation: discussion of the "Knoxville Girl", story of William Cawder and "Murder at Red Barn", learnt from a 4 record set
  • 4. Carrie sings "Bonnie moon"
  • 5. Recitation: Carrie recites poem of Mum's
  • 6. Another poem of Mum's
  • 7. Children's song "The Little Watering Can"
  • 8. "You will not go to the ball love" (repeat of the previous song without guitar)
  • 9. Carrie sings Mum's song "It seems today all the young folk"
  • 10. Song: "Down in the Coalmine" from Allen Ayling
 
Notes

Recorded at Nethercote, via Pambula, N.S.W. on 10 January 1993.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Bobbin, Tom, 1915-2006 -- Interviews.  |  Bobbin family.  |  Milliner, Carrie, 1926-2005 -- Interviews.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Nethercote.  |  Folklore -- New South Wales -- Nethercoate.  |  Folk music -- Australia.  |  South Coast (N.S.W.) -- History -- Anecdotes.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Burton, Nancy, 1937-, Interviewee  |  Milliner, Carrie, 1926-2005, Interviewee  |  Burton, Bob, 1935-, Interviewee  |  Bobbin family, Interviewee
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John Thomas Bobbin, Carrie Milliner, Nance Burton and Bob Burton interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection

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