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Anne Conway interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 944671
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Conway, Anne, 1952-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2003 Mar. 6 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 97 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection

Summary

Folkloric recording. TAPE ONE: Anne Conway, recalls her family background; father was indigenous; childhood musical influences; training as a coloratura soprano; performing at a folk club; learning guitar and piano; discovering country music; songs she learnt; moving to New Zealand; first contact with indigenous people and their music, in New Zealand; returning from New Zealand in 1974; illness, unable to have children; Bendigo Country Music Club; experiences of performing on stage. TAPE TWO: acting on television (Homicide and Division 4); moving to Bendigo and meeting country performers; bands, High Noon, Tanderra and Flash Flood; more on stage performing; solo work; throat cancer in 1997; Grace Bros. gig at Tamworths; becoming a regular at Tamworth Country Music Festival; gaining confidence as a performer; song writing; her awards and achievements; becoming a Koori educator at Eaglehawk Secondary School (Vic.)

Partial contents
  • TAPE TWO: SONGS: Blowin' in the wind
  • sample of Blowin' in the wind
  • sample of I'm a wild one
  • sample of House of the Rising Sun.
 
Notes

Recorded with Bruce Cameron.

Recorded on 6 Mar., 2003 in Bendigo, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-222795625

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Conway, Anne, 1952- -- Interviews.  |  Women country musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Interviews.
Occupation Country musicians.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Cameron, Bruce, 1953-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 4778/157-158
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 4778/157-158 (summary)
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