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Geoffry Parfitt interviewed by Lily Kauler in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5972
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Parfitt, Geoffrey, 1932-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 2001 
1 digital audio tape (19 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Parfitt speaks about his employment as a shearer. He initially worked with a group of shearers in the Gascoyne and Murchison areas of Western Australia. Parfitt was a 'gun' shearer, one of the best, and led a team of Noongar shearers until he developed arthritis in 1982. He talks about shearing around Australia and overseas, and about other Noongar shearers. This interview supplements an earlier interview. See TRC 5000/213.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 22, 2001 at Subiaco, W.A.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (1 p.) 
Subjects Parfitt, Geoffrey, 1932- -- Interviews.  |  Sheep shearers (Persons) -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Country life -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Social life and customs.
Occupation Shearers.
Other authors/contributors Kauler, Lily Bhavna, 1955-, Interviewer

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