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Roland Robinson interviewed by John Meredith in the John Meredith folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 645888
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1991 Aug. 20 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 119 min.) 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Conversation: Percy Mumbulla. Recites: Bees; Fred Freeman. Sings: Jacky Jacky. Recites: Captain Cook; fragments of Whalers. Conversation: his sympathy with Aboriginals; Albert Namatjira. Recites: Sermon o the Birds (by Alec Vesper). Conversation: Bill Harney; Rex Ingamells; Kirsova Ballet; Jindyworobaks; anti-American sentiments; working as an artists model; Helene Kirsova; writing for the Sydney Morning Herald; Kathy Gorham; Peggy Sagar and Elaine Ffeifield; Honorary Doctorate from Newcastle University. Recites: The Unknown Bird; fragment of Yeats' Easter 1916; Black Cockatoos, poem about Italian prisoners of war at Deep Well; White Cockatoos. Conversation: his autobiography; gathering Aboriginal mythology. Recites: Fred Biggs' poems The Child that had no Father and Mapoorum.

Notes

Recorded by John Meredith and Edgar Waters.

Recorded at Belmont North, New South Wales on 20 August 1991.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992 -- Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Poetry.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer  |  Waters, Edgar, 1925-2008, Interviewer

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