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Rob Willis interviewed by Keith McKenry [sound recording]
Bib ID 3298760
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research & personal copies, written permission is required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2004 Nov. 17 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 175 min.) 
Summary

Rob Willis, folklorist & musician talks about his memories of John Meredith. Rob Willis gives some background information on himself; he speaks about performing in Reedy River at Forbes, N.S.W.; discovering bush music; the Black Ridge Bush Band; his meeting with John Meredith; the first visit from Meredith; field trips with Meredith; the discussions on the road; camping out; organizing trips and recording techniques; John Meredith's personality and personal relationships; his sense of focus; Meredith's ethical standards and friendships; his relations with siblings and parents; Rose Cottage; the break-up of the Bushwhackers; Meredith's likes and dislikes and opinion of country music; John Meredith and the National Library; Meredith's return to Holbrook; the Euthanasia Society; his health and final months with Leukaemia.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 17, 2004 at Canberra, A.C.T.

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (23 p.) 
Subjects Willis, Rob, 1944- -- Interviews.  |  Meredith, John, 1920-2001.  |  Folklorists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Folklorists.  |  Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors McKenry, Keith, 1948-, Interviewer

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