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Noel Smith interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 4582924
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Smith, Noel, 1941-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 73 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Noel Smith talks of his early life; the family farm; the musical influences of his youth; his love of music; the motor cycle accident causing his disability; life as a truck driver and operator; his business ventures; establishing a travelling museum about the late country music singer Tex Morton. He sings several old songs.

Partial contents
  • Sings: Dairy farm blues
  • Tarry Harry lilt. Stories about: singing, Waltzing Matilda
  • a car race
  • Tex Morton at Grenfell
  • Tex Morton at a Greek cafe
  • Lionell Bibby, the sharpshooter. Sings: Red River Valley (parody)
 
Biography/History

Noel Smith is a lifelong resident of Jilliby, on the Central Coast of N.S.W.

Notes

Recorded by John Harpley.

Recorded on December 4, 2008 at Jilliby, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Smith, Noel, 1941- -- Interviews.  |  Morton, Tex, 1916-1983.  |  Businessmen -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Folk songs, English.  |  Jilliby (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Business professionals.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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