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Jack Wright interviewed by Alan Scott for the Alan Scott folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2920982
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wright, Jack, 1912-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1987 
5 tape reels (ca. 142 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Alan Scott folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Wright speaks about life during the Depression; jumping the rattler; The Battler's Ballad and other songs; police during the Depression including Sergeant Small; World War Two; politics in the 1930's. Recording of Mr Bell on Norfolk Island. Mayne Wright speaks about Mrs Gray on a radio programme in the Depression.

Partial contents
  • The battler's ballad
  • The sailor's grave
  • Our flag was halfmast high
  • Milne Bay
  • What a bore
  • Cat boats
  • Poor little Angeline
  • The Chinese fossickers
  • The new rush
  • Petticoat Lane
 
Notes

Mayne Wright present at interview.

Recorded at East Gosfor New South Wales on 16 May 1987, 15 June 1987.

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Subjects Wright, Jack, 1912- -- Interviews.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Songs and music.  |  Hobo songs.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 1922-1945.
Other authors/contributors Scott, Alan, 1930-1995, Interviewer  |  Wright, Mayne, Interviewee

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