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Paddy Molloy interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection
Bib ID 6253172
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Molloy, Paddy, 1926-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2013 
2 sound files (approximately 137 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Paddy Molloy speaks about his family history; childhood and family life in Forbes; schooling; the miners at Cobar; his love of horses; working at Booberoi Station; his music interests and learning to yodel; singing competitions; horse breaking; living in Sydney and working in an ammunition factory during WWII; stable work at Harold Park in Sydney; working in the slaughter yards in Forbes; butchers in Forbes; learning horse breaking skills from Dan Cotty; working dogs; the Aboriginal people working at Booberoi Station; the bushranger Ben Hall; how Fitzgerald Bridge became known as Murder Bridge; working at Parkes Airport; droving; the sulky club in Forbes; meeting and his marriage to Una Milton and daughter Lynda; house building; attending and participating in rodeos; his great grandfather's riding skills and stories of bushrangers.

Notes

Recorded with Olya Willis.

Summary includes photographs, an excerpt from number 86 of the Lachlan Valley gold about butchers in Forbes and poetry about Paddy Molloy's life.

Recorded on 19 February 2013 in Forbes New South Wales.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 pages) 
Subjects Molloy, Paddy, 1926- -- Interviews.  |  Horsemen and horsewomen -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Butchers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Forbes (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Horse riders.  |  Horse trainers.  |  Butchers.  |  Bushmen.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Olya, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6124/63
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 6124/63 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Special Collections Reading Room
(Temporarily shelved at Special Collections Reading Room)

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