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John Davis interviewed by Chris Woodland for the Chris Woodland folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 4318598
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Davis, John, 1937-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 59 min.) 
Series

Chris Woodland folklore collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Folkloric recording. John Davis talks about his father's property; his schooling; sheep country; Yanco Agricultural College; writing poetry; his first poetry award; Bush Poets Championship, his book 'Bushman's tales: the way I see it'; experiences following schooling, marriage, mustering cattle, marking lambs, horses, motorbikes; Smith & Taylor's; dingoes; Urella Downs; Smiths at Moalie Park, Tibooburra; Harold Higson, Kidman manager; Piampa; Jack Toohey; Whyjonta; Caldwells; Yantara; moving to New England, working in apple orchard; cattle work; leaving Salisbury, N.S.W. to a property near Canberra; leaving the property and buying a house in Canberra; buying a small property and a supermarket (which was burnt out); buying a further property; retiring 2003; bush poetry; travelling Australia; visits to Northern Territory and the Gulf stations.

Partial contents
  • Poems: The dinner camp philosopher
  • The crossing over
  • Cowboys or ringer?
  • A journey down memory lane. Yarns: A dog in the meat house
  • Ernie, the dog and the pan of chops
  • Popeye. Poem: The night I won the bosses daughter.
 
Notes

Recorded on Feb. 16, 2008.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Davis, John, 1937- -- Interviews.  |  Davis, John, 1937- Bushman's tales.  |  Ranchers -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Stockmen -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.
Occupation Graziers.  |  Poets.
Other authors/contributors Woodland, Chris, 1938-, Interviewer

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Details Collect From
ORAL TRC 5936
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 5936 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Special Collections Reading Room

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