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Allan Williams and Jeanette Williams interviewed by Luke Keogh in the Coal seam gas oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5816872
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Williams, Allan, 1949-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 2012 
2 sound files (143 min.) 
Series

Coal seam gas oral history project.

Summary

Allan and Jeanette Williams speak about Allan's birth, early childhood and schooling; Riverside Station and competing in show jumping; competing on the international show jumping circuit and with the 1984 Australian Olympic show jumping team; Tyzac, the showjumping horse and competition in Perth; the Australian circuit and preparing a horse for competition; how Allan was perceived by international competitors; travelling to Europe in cargo plane via the U.S. with a horse; the challenges of international competition with a young family; being an Australian show jumping rider in Europe; station life; purchasing Olive Downs and the greater management workload; experiences of Riverside 1964-1990; horse breeding on the station and droving horses to Mackay; the coal companies effect on station life; the coal industry in the Nebo district and Goonyella mine; Moranbah township; the landscape of Riverside; droughts and floods in the Nebo district; the cattle depression in the 1970s; the challenges of coal mining on their property; employees and property improvements; what they value on the property; the impact of coal mining in recent years; whether their children will take up the property; the mining boom and living in a small town; the challenges coal mining and coal companies present for the future of their property.

Notes

Recorded on 23 January 2012 at Riverside, Nebo, Qld.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 pages) 
Subjects Williams, Allan, 1949- -- Interviews.  |  Williams, Jeanette, 1951- -- Interviews.  |  Family farms -- Management.  |  Coalbed methane -- Queensland.  |  Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects.
Other authors/contributors Williams, Jeanette, 1951-, Interviewee  |  Keogh, Luke, 1983-, Interviewer

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