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Cornelius Brandenburg interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 345807
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Brandenburg, Cornelius, 1929-2011, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1998 May 13 
1 digital audio tape (65 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. 1. Brandenburg, retired farm worker, speaks of his family emigrating to Australia from Holland in 1953 along with two sisters and one brother, how two brothers had already emigrated, settled in Tilba, N.S.W. doing dairying and cutting tussocks, how the family relinguished traditions in order to mix. 2. Song:Little Red Robin knocks on the window (school song) 3. Song: My Daddy's only a photo (Dutch song). 4. Song: Grey box. 5. Song: Horse & sulky. 6. Discusses the song Black Gypsy which his mother used to sing. 7. Recalls life during WWII in Holland, how jobs were scarce during the war, his locality in Holland, how they lived on a houseboat as six children looking after each other, how they grew vegetables, how goats were used for milk, story of mother buying a cow, how his father was held in a concentration camp in Germany, his experience of being bombed, how his father returned home after 3 years. 8. Song: Black Gypsy. 9. Song: Little bird song (school song). 10. Song: If I only know you love me. 11. Song: Marie 12. Song: Winter song.

13. Song: If I'm I happy I sing all day. 14. Recalls some of his mother's songs. 15. Song: Windmill song. 16. Song: In the garden stands a tree. 17. Music: Outback blues (mouth-organ). 18. Song: Tathra Wharf (fragment). 19. Music: Thing (mouth-organ; accompanied by Eileen McCoy). 20. Music: Rock all the babies (mouth-organ; accompanied by Eileen McCoy). 21. Music: Scottish Isle (mouth-organ; accompanied by Eileen McCoy). 22. Music: New Zealand song (mouth-organ; accompanied by Eileen McCoy). 23. Music: Dutch March (mouth-organ; accompanied by Eileen McCoy).

Notes

Recorded by Olya Willis.

Recorded on May 13, 1998 at Bega, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217312240

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available (2 p.) 
Subjects Brandenburg, Cornelius, 1929-2011 -- Interviews.  |  Dutch Australians -- New South Wales -- Bega.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Bega.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Bega.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Dutch.  |  Dutch Australians -- New South Wales -- Emigration and immigration.  |  Folk songs, Dutch -- New South Wales -- Bega.  |  Singing.  |  Harmonica music.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  McCoy, Eileen, 1917-2011, Interviewee  |  Willis, Olya, Interviewer

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