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Stan McGlashan interviewed by Rob Willis for the Voices of the bush oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 569271
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
McGlashan, Stanley, 1910-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 95 min.) 
Series

Voices of the bush oral history project.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Stan McGlashan, born 1910, and a sleeper cutter, discusses his life and sings. He recalls his early family life alongside the railway line moving around New South Wales alot because of his father's job as a railway ganger; living in a series of tents with the family piano being transported with them; his parents background and early memories of Maitland; flu epidemic 1920. McGlashan speaks about starting work on the railways at 15 years of age; moving to Baradine, N.S.W. in 1926 when he was 17 years old, working as a cement mixer; his job as a sleeper cutter. He gives a description of the timber workers camps;the different nationalities in the area; bush entertainment and street dances; life in the Depression; his experiences in war, New Guinea April 1942; his return to civilian life after the war in Baradine truck driving and working as a sleeper cutter.

Full contents
  • TAPE 1 Recitation: fragment of The dying stockman (Ballad)
  • Singing: fragment of The dying stockman (Ballad)
 
Notes

Recorded with John Harpley.

Recorded on Aug. 5, 2000 at Baradine, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects McGlashan, Stanley, 1910- -- Interviews.  |  Loggers -- New South Wales -- Baradine -- Interviews.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Employees.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea -- Personal narratives -- Australian.  |  Truck driving -- New South Wales.
Occupation Railway workers.  |  Sleeper cutters.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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