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Aaron Briggs, Fred Walker, Herb Walker, Jack Treasure, Sophie Briggs and Mr. Street perform in the Norm O'Connor folklore collection
Bib ID 7863585
Format AudioAudio [performed music, spoken word, audiotape reel]
Author
Briggs, Aaron, 1899- performer
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description between 1950 and 1969 
audiotape reel (approximately 64 min.) : analog 
Series

Norm O'Connor folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Aaron Briggs sings, plays gumleaf and speaks of Aborigines at Cumeragunja Mission.

Jack Treasure reads poems, tells stories and speaks about gold mining.

Full contents
  • Master and man / Aaron Briggs
  • Not not, but in the coming years / Aaron Briggs
  • Home sweet home on the Murray / Aaron Briggs
  • On the banks of the Murray / Aaron Briggs
  • Sweet little log cabin on Murray / Aaron Briggs
  • Pete Ferrari muster song / Aaron Briggs
  • In a gilded cafe / Aaron Briggs
  • Aaron Briggs speaks of the government's attempts to force Aborigines out of Cumeragunja Mission, burning of homes on the Mission, people on the mission, his experiences, trying to buy land, his daughter unable to find work in the city, government pulling the church down
  • Now is the hour (gum leaf) / Aaron Briggs
  • Jackie, Jackie / Fred Walker and Herb Walker
 
Performer Aaron Briggs ; Fred Walker ; Herb Walker ; Jack Treasure ; Sophie Briggs ; Mr. Street. 
Notes

Recorded by Norm O'Connor, Pat O'Connor and Maryjean Officer.

A collection of recordings and related material collected during the 1950s and 1960s by Norm O'Connor, Pat O'Connor and others for the Folk Lore Society of Victoria.

Recorded between 1950 and 1969.

Aaron Briggs recorded at Barmah, Vic. during 1961.

Fred Walker and Herb Walker recorded 3 April 1961.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript unavailable. 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.  |  Leaf music -- Australia.  |  Australian poetry.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Walker, Fred, performer  |  Walker, Herb, performer  |  Treasure, Jack, speaker  |  Briggs, Sophie, performer  |  Street, Mr., interviewee  |  O'Connor, Norman, recordist, interviewer  |  O'Connor, Pat, recordist, interviewer  |  Officer, Maryjean, recordist, interviewer  |  Folk Lore Society of Victoria

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