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Interview with Joe & Lyn Chambers, retired teachers, and Fred Brown, retired miner

Author: Joe Chambers; Lyn Chambers; Rob Willis; Fred Brown
Publisher: 1998.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
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1. Joe discusses his early life in Scotland where his father was a shale miner, emigrated to Australia in 1925, his schooling in Wonthaggi & father went mining, discusses the influence of Sunday school & the close relationship between Prebyterian beliefs & socialism, discusses Red Flag song. 2. Song:Red Flag. 3. Recalls his schooling at Wongthaggi, how his father was an active socialist & a member of union movement,
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Named Person: Joe Chambers; Lyn Chambers; Fred Brown
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Chambers; Lyn Chambers; Rob Willis; Fred Brown
OCLC Number: 222370830
Notes: Timed summary available (5 p.).
Event notes: Recorded on May 28, 1998 at Wonthaggi, Vic.
Description: 2 digital audio tapes (120 min.)
Responsibility: interviewed by Rob Willis ; recorded by Olya Willis.

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1. Joe discusses his early life in Scotland where his father was a shale miner, emigrated to Australia in 1925, his schooling in Wonthaggi & father went mining, discusses the influence of Sunday school & the close relationship between Prebyterian beliefs & socialism, discusses Red Flag song. 2. Song:Red Flag. 3. Recalls his schooling at Wongthaggi, how his father was an active socialist & a member of union movement, discusses the Communist Party & Idris Williams, the 1934 Strike & its impact in Wonthaggi where a militant branch of the committee was organised, how women became involved, how he became a teacher & his studying in Melbourne in 1940.4. Fred discusses being raised in Wonthaggi, how his father & grandfather were both miners. 5. Song:Wild Colonial boy. 6. Discusses how boys got into mining at Wonthaggi which closed in 1955, 1934-35 Mining Strike, how Wonthaggi miners raised funds in Melbourne.

Tape continued: 7. Song: Wonthaggi song(explains song & sings a parody).8. Song: Show me the way to dig coal (sung in English & Italian).9. Recitation:Whistle restored (poem read by Lyn).10. Recitation:Characters (poem read by Lyn).11. Fred discusses his interest in community singing, Joe recalls Idriss Williams & his influence on the union movement, how different Wonthaggi is today from the comradeship of yesteryear which Fred confirms, his interest in history & writing books, how the theatre which started in 1925 was the centre of Wonthaggi & the love of music. 12. Lyn describes her teaching career.

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