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Leo West interviewed by Matthew Higgins for the Tharwa oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 735912
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
West, Leo, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission required for public use. 
Description 16 July 1993 
3 sound tape reels (ca. 86 min.) : 7 1/2 ips. ; 7 in. 
Series

Tharwa oral history project.

Summary

Mr West speaks of his family background; fox shooting; rabbit poisoning; brumby running; his mother's schooling; Sheedys' transporting children to school; his parents' playing music for dances; "Heck" Jones; men who enlisted in World War II; subjects taught; football; Andy Cunningham; singing; fights at lunchtime; discipline; religion lessons; Masses; race meetings at Cuppacumbalong; rugby league football team; large families; Empire Day bonfire; smoking; swimming in the river and at Balmoral; going to school at Mosman; working at Tidbinbilla; joining the mounted police; the police guard for the Queen's tour; the Tharwa bridge.

Biography/History

Mr West was a student of Tharwa school in the 1930s.

Notes

Part of a project undertaken by the Tharwa Primary School in conjunction with the National Library of Australia.

Recorded in Queanbeyan, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.). 
Subjects West, Leo, 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Tharwa Primary School.  |  Students -- Australian Capital Territory -- Tharwa Region -- Interviews.  |  Tharwa Region (A.C.T.) -- Rural conditions.  |  Tharwa Region (A.C.T.) -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Higgins, Matthew, 1957-, Interviewer

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