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The Bobbins of Nulliga

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Uploaded on May 30, 2011

John Meredith folklore films:
In the late 1980s and early 90s John Meredith wanted to try a different approach to folklore field collecting. Instead of just an audio recording he thought it would be useful to have a visual record of the music being collected. He was working with very limited resources, but convinced the NFSA to support his work by supplying and paying for the developing costs of rolls of Super8 film. Working with Rob Willis, Chris Woodland and others over a few years he recorded and filmed the last generation of singers and old-time dance musicians in NSW and Victoria. These films are a very special glimpse into an era now past. Our thanks to Rob Willis, Parrot Pictures and the families of the musicians recorded for their support.

Three generations of the Bobbin family have lived and worked in the Nulliga forest behind Eden, NSW. Third generation Tom Bobbin and his three sisters, Carrie Milliner, Phoebe Veness and Nancy Burton (includes yodelling)

See more of the NFSA's work with sound http://nfsa.gov.au/collection/sound/

Also, listen to John Meredith's oral history recording with Jack Luscombe on australianscreen: http://aso.gov.au/titles/music/jack-l...

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