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COLLECTOR/S: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sound Library
Level 3
ABC Ultimo Centre
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography, yarns, recitations.
PUBLICATION: Reel to reel tapes; records.
The Library has an extensive collection of gramophone recordings dating from the 1930s.
LOCATION(S): Level 3
Sound Library
ABC Ultimo Centre
700 Harris Street
SYDNEY NSW 2007
ACCESS: Original Material is available for reference
CONTACT(S): Geraldine Rodwell
02 9333 2527

COLLECTOR/S: Australian Music Centre
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music (mainly Australian classical music), song, dance, history, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography, yarns
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, records, print music, CDs. This collection covers Australian music, works by Australian composers, Asian music and contemporary music in general.
LOCATION(S): Level 4
The Arts Exchange
18 Hickson Road
The Rocks
SYDNEY NSW
ACCESS: Duplicate material is available for reference. Material is also available on inter-library loan and on loan to members.
CONTACT(S): Phone 02 9247 4677

COLLECTOR/S: Australian War Memorial Library (Research Centre Department)
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Australia at War
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, folklore, history, literature, biography, ephemera
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, pamphlets, broadsides, unpublished manuscripts, academic research, reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, records, video tapes, film, photos, slides, prints.
LOCATION(S): Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT
ACCESS: Original material available for reference or inspection.
CONTACT(S): Phone: 02 6243 4315
email: info@awm.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: Barr Smith Library (Adelaide University Library)
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, unpublished manuscripts, academic research, cassette tapes, wax cylinders, compact discs, rare books.

Pacific collection
Theatre collections modern and rare
map collection
miniature collection.

The library also holds field recordings, held in a special collections area. These date from the 1950s onwards and include academic collections of Aboriginal tribal music, and music of various ethnic groups in South Australia.

LOCATION(S): North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
ACCESS: All material is available for reference to the public. Embargoes on some Aboriginal material.
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 8303 5372
email: services@library.adelaide.edu.au

COLLECTOR/S: State Library of Western Australia, J S Battye Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: From 1890s to date.
Field recordings in the collection date from the 1950s, and all were made in Western Australia
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, Aboriginal folk culture, folklore, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography, yarns, recitations.

Private archives (this is a general term to include personal papers and the papers of clubs and associations).

PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, pamphlets, unpublished manuscripts, academic research, reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, records, photographs.

This library houses material dealing primarily with the history of Western Australia.

LOCATION(S): 3rd floor,
Alexander Library Building,
Perth Cultural Centre,
Perth, W.A., 6000.

ACCESS: Records, cassettes and published sheet music are usually housed and made available for use (on our behalf) in the Music and Performing Arts section of the State Reference Library,
Alexander Library Building,
Perth Cultural Centre,
Perth, WA, 6000
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 9427 3111 or 1800 198 107 (country callers only)
email: info@liswa.wa.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: J S Battye Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Oral History Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: From 1890s to date.
Field recordings in the collection date from the 1950s, and all were made in Western Australia
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, biography, recitation, spoken social and economic narrative from 1890s to date.
PUBLICATION: Cassette tapes.
Size of Holdings: 6325 interviews, 12000 hours of tape, 2850 transcripts (this is the whole collection of which only a small proportion can be classed as folklore).
Field recordings all were made in Western Australia.
Private archives (this is a general term to include personal papers and the papers of clubs and associations).
LOCATION(S): 3rd floor, Alexander Library Building,
Perth Cultural Centre,
Perth, W.A., 6000.

Records, cassettes and published sheet music are usually housed and made available for use (on our behalf) in the Music and Performing Arts section of the State Reference Library, Alexander Library Building, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, 6000.

ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): Steve Howell Senior Librarian: Reference Services
J S Battye Library
phone: (08) 9427 3111
email: info@liswa.wa.gov.au
website: http://www.liswa.wa.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: Cairns Municipal Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Australian folk music: music, song, dance, craft, folklore, biography, Aboriginal folk culture, musical instruments.
PUBLICATION: Monographs. The Library is in the process of establishing a cassette collection of recorded music which will include Australian folk music.
LOCATION(S): Administration Bldg
Cnr Spence & Draper Streets
CAIRNS QLD 4870
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): phone: 07 4044 3730
email: infodesk@cairns.qld.gov.au
PO Box 359, Cairns Qld

COLLECTOR/S: Calliope Shire Council Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Australian yarns and poetry, Aboriginal folk tales.
PUBLICATION: Monographs.
LOCATION(S): Don Cameron Drive
CALLIOPE QLD 4680
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): phone: (07) 4975 8105 email: calliopelibrary@a1.com.au

COLLECTOR/S: Jeff Corfield
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Kimberley, Northern Territory.
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: NT oral history material (late 70s-early 80s).
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Val McGinnis and old Darwin string band tapes.
Oral history (1970s and 1980s) – Northern Territory.
Droving days - oral history and folklore material (about 30 hours unedited).
Interviews with Queensland bullock drivers.
Interviews re early days in WA wheat belt around 1909.
PUBLICATION: Tapes
LOCATION(S): Val McGinnis and old Darwin string band tapes will be with the NT Archives in February 2003. NT oral history material is with NT Oral History Project. All other material is in possession of Jeff Corfield
ACCESS: By arrangement
CONTACT(S): email: corfield@hotkey.net.au

COLLECTOR/S: Dandenong Valley Regional Library Service
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography, yarns, recitations.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, pamphlets, cassette tapes, records, photographs, slides.
Size of holdings: approx 400 items.
LOCATION(S): 411 Springvale Road
SPRINGVALE VIC 3171
ACCESS: Material available for restricted loan; material available on inter-library loan.
CONTACT(S): email: dvrls@vicnet.net.au

COLLECTOR/S: Peter N Ellis
Peter is Leader of Emu Creek Bush Band and member of the Wedderburn Oldtimers Orchestra, founder of Bush Dance and Music Club of Bendigo & District Inc.
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Traditional Australian Social Dance and its Music, Songs Verse etc
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Victoria, WA
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S):
PUBLICATION: Author of Collector's Choice Vol 1, 2 & 3, and Music Makes Me Smile.
Co-author of 200 Dancing Years with the late Shirley Andrews.
Contributor to the Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore (section on Musical Instruments).
Contributor to Currency Press Companion to Music and Dance in Australia (German Bands, Drum & Fife Bands, & Songs), pending publication
LOCATION(S): National Library of Australia
Collector’s residence
ACCESS: By arrangement with NLA and/or collector
CONTACT(S): Peter Ellis
3 Flora Lane
Bendigo Victoria 3550
email: pnellis@iprimus.com.au

COLLECTOR/S: Elizabeth Public Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, musicology, yarns.
PUBLICATION: Monographs.
LOCATION(S): PO Box 52
(Elizabeth Town Centre)
ELIZABETH,
SA 5112
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 8254 0334

COLLECTOR/S: Bob Michell; Wendy Lowenstein; Jim Beatson, and others.
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Fryer Library, University of Queensland
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Queensland
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Mostly 1950s
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Specific subject of collection: Australian studies
Subject areas: Music; Folklore: Aboriginal folk culture; Literature; Yarns.
Physical format: cassette tapes; records ­ 33 1/3 rpm; monographs.
Source of collection: field recordings; purchases from pressings; recorded broadcasts.
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S): The University of Queensland Library
ACCESS: Material available to researchers for reference
CONTACT(S): Phone: (07) 33656276

COLLECTOR/S: Gold Coast Libraries
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Local Studies Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Local Studies Library, Basement Level, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Marine Parade, Southport, Qld, 4215
Phone: 07 5571 2099
online catalogue via the website:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Photographs (traditional and digitised);oral histories; manuscripts; newspaper cuttings, etc.
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S):
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): Rosemary Anderson
Librarian
email:RANDERSON@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: Hay Historical Society - John Marshall
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): History of the Hay area: folklore, history.
PUBLICATION: Cassette tapes.
Size of holdings: 5 tapes (5 hours).
LOCATION(S): Lands Department
HAY NSW 2711
ACCESS: Duplicate material available for reference.
CONTACT(S): email: hayhist@tpg.com.au

COLLECTOR/S: Hinchinbrook Shire Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music; song
PUBLICATION: Cassette tapes
LOCATION(S): Hinchinbrook Shire Library
74 Townsville Road
Ingham. Qld. 4850.
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): Josie Sheahan
email: jsheahan@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au
P.O. Box 366, Ingham. Qld. 4850
Phone: (07) 4776 4683
Fax: (07) 4776 3233 (Council)
Website: http://cwpp.slq.gov.au/hbrooklib/

COLLECTOR/S: Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society - C Whitwell and M Eatts
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: 1972-79
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Local history of the district of Kimba and the Gawler Ranges pastoral area: history, biography, yarns
PUBLICATION: Monographs, cassette tapes, academic research, film, photographs, slides.
LOCATION(S): PO Box 134
KIMBA SA 5641
ACCESS: Duplicate material available for inspection by arrangement.
CONTACT(S):

COLLECTOR/S: Central TAFE, Leederville campus
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, audiovisual material. Size of holdings: 11 items.
LOCATION(S): Library Resource Centre
Richmond Street
LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
ACCESS: Available for reference.
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 9202 4376

COLLECTOR/S: Macquarie University Library - Audiovisual section
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, musicology
PUBLICATION: Reel to reel tapes.
Size of holdings: 120 tapes.
This library holds concert, workshop and other tapes of New South Wales Folk Federation.
LOCATION(S): NORTH RYDE NSW 2113
ACCESS: Duplicate material is available for reference. Members of the NSW Folk Federation have additional rights with regard to some of the material.
CONTACT(S):

COLLECTOR/S: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, biography, yarns, recitations
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, pamphlets, broadsides, unpublished manuscripts.
LOCATION(S): Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
ACCESS: Original material available for reference / inspection. Require identification to view unpublished manuscripts.
CONTACT(S): phone: (02) 9273 1414

COLLECTOR/S: Murdoch University Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, academic research, cassette tapes.
Size of holdings: approx 200 items.
LOCATION(S): South Street
MURDOCH WA 6153
ACCESS: Material is available for reference; university staff and students are eligible to borrow material.
CONTACT(S):

COLLECTOR/S: Museum Victoria
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Australian Children’s Folklore Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Australian Society and Technology Department
Museum Victoria
PO Box 666E
Melbourne 3001
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Begun 1970s
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Museum Victoria holds one of Australia’s most significant children’s folkloric collections: the Australian Children’s Folklore Collection. Developed from research begun in the 1970s by Dr June Factor and Dr Gwenda Davey, the collection now consists of more than 10 000 card files listing children’s games, rhymes, riddles, jokes, superstitions and other kinds of children’s folklore. Other material includes photographs, play artefacts, audio and video tapes, and a number of specialist collections of children’s lore, including the collection of renowned American folklorist Dorothy Howard.

The Museum has established a reference committee to oversee all activities relating to the collection and is currently seeking funding for its development. An inaugural Dorothy Howard lecture series, funded through a Fullbright scholarship, will take place in Melbourne in October 2002, featuring Professor Brian Sutton-Smith. Through its partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Australia Centre, the Museum has also received an ARC Linkage grant to fund a PhD research project which will focus on the Australian Children’s Folklore Collection.

An information sheet about the Australian Children’s Folklore Collection can be obtained through the Museum Victoria website: http://www.museum.vic.gov.au

PUBLICATION: 10 000 card files, photographs, artefacts, audio and video tapes, collections of children’s lore.
LOCATION(S):
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): Moya McFadzean
Senior Curator
Australian Society and Technology Department
Museum Victoria
PO Box 666E
Melbourne 3001
email: mmcfadz@museum.vic.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: Music and Performing Arts Library, State Library of Western Australia
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, film, television.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, cassette tapes, records, compact discs, play scripts.
LOCATION(S): State Library of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
PERTH WA 6000
ACCESS: This library has the most extensive general music collection available to the public in Australia. It offers a reference service, a lending service for musical scores, cassettes and play scripts, and a listening service for recordings. There is a substantial amount of folk music material integrated with the remainder of the collection.
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 9427 3244

COLLECTOR/S: National Library of Australia
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): John Meredith Tape Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Australiana: music, song, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, ethnomusicology, biography, yarns, recitations
PUBLICATION: Reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes
LOCATION(S): Parkes Place
PARKES ACT 2600
ACCESS: Duplicate material available for reference / inspection.
CONTACT(S): email: infoserv@nla.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: Northern Territory University (formerly Darwin Community College)
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): History of Northern Territory: music, song, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, biography, yarns.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, unpublished manuscripts, academic research, reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes
LOCATION(S): Library
Ellengowan Drive
Casuarina, NT
phone: (08) 8946 7016
ACCESS: Original material available for reference / inspection.
CONTACT(S): PO Box 41246
Casuarina NT 0811
email:lendingservices@ntu.edu.au website: http://www.ntu.edu.au/library/contactus.html

COLLECTOR/S: Reid Library, University of Western Australia
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, musical instruments, biography, yarns.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, academic research, records, slides, video cassettes.
Size of holdings: approx 250 items.
LOCATION(S): UWA
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
ACCESS: Material available for reference; material available for loan to university staff and students; material available on inter-library loan.
CONTACT(S):

COLLECTOR/S: Rockhampton Municipal Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): music
PUBLICATION: Monographs, cassette tapes.
Size of holdings: 77 items.
LOCATION(S): PO Box 875
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): phone: (07) 4936 8296

COLLECTOR/S: Royal Geographical Society of South Australia
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Aboriginal folk culture, history, biography.
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, pamphlets, unpublished manuscripts, video cassettes.
LOCATION(S): State Library Building
North Terrace
ADELAIDE SA 5000
ACCESS: Original material is available for reference on special application; duplicate material is available for inspection, and some material is available for loan.
CONTACT(S): GPO Box 419
ADELAIDE SA 5001
phone: (08) 8207 7265

PO Box 480
SARINA QLD 4737
phone: (07) 4943 1730
COLLECTOR/S: Sarina Shire Library
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): General collection: music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, yarns.
PUBLICATION: Monographs.
LOCATION(S): 65 Broad Street
SARINA QLD 4737
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S):

COLLECTOR/S: Bill Scott
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Central NSW, N Qld, Brisbane
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: 1977, 1978, 1979
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Cassette tapes and related papers
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S): National Library of Australia
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): National Library of Australia

COLLECTOR/S: Graham Seal
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Folklore of Australians at War
Australian Urban/contemporary legends
Azaria Chamberlain and ‘dingo lore’
Reprographic lore (Australia and international)
Family song traditions UK/Australia
Australian Folk speech
Ghost traditions (mainly WA)
Australian Customs, especially calendar
Miscellaneous collections re 1930s depression, migration/acculutratuion, beliefs, yarns/humour, bush life
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Throughout Australia, UK, media, internet
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: since c late 1960s and ongoing
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): (genres, ethnicity, gender, age, period, format(s) etc.):
War: Song, verse, some diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings collected through media appeal for information. Some field collections. Informants mainly ex-military and descendants. Covers Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Vietnam, mainly 1980s.
Urban legends: field notes, media, internet from 1980s – ongoing
Azaria Chamberlain: jokes, reprographic lore, media, field notes, research article, 1980-
Reprographic copies of photocopies, facsimiles, e-mails 1969 – ongoing
Family songs: audio tapes, field notes, ms. 1970s
Folk speech: field notes, mss 1960s-1990s
Ghosts: media, historical research, audio tapes, field notes 1990s-ongoing
Customs: research, media, photographs, video 1980s - ongoing
Miscellaneous: audio tape, video tape, field notes, research, mss, etc.1960s - ongoing
PUBLICATION: Seal, G., Digger Folksong and Verse of World War 1: An Annotated Anthology, Antipodes Press, Perth, 1992.
A Broken Song: The Voice of Australians at War, ABC radio series/cassettes, 1984.
Great Australian Urban Myths: Granny on the Roofrack, Angus & Robertson, 1995. .Rev edn.
The Cane Toad High, HarperCollins, 2001.
The Lingo: Listening to Australian English, University of NSW Press, 1998.
The Bare Fax, Angus & Roberston, 1996.
The Hidden Culture: Folklore in Australian Society, Oxford University Press, 1989. Rev edn. Black Swan Press, 1998.
LOCATION(S): Held by collector/WA Folklore Archive, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
ACCESS: By arrangement
CONTACT(S): WA Folklore Archive,
Curtin University, Perth, WA.
Phone: 08 9266 3234.
E-mail: g.seal@exchange.curtin.edu.au
website: http://www.humanities.curtin.edu.au/cgi-bin/view?area=afr

COLLECTOR/S: South Australian Museum Archives
Collectors include E H Davies, N B Tindale, T D Campbell, J Doolan, and P M Rice.
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): SAM Archives Sound Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Field recordings and oral history tapes held in the collection come from around Australia.
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: 1927 onwards.
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Australian Ethnology: music, song, dance, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, ethnomusicology, biography, yarns
PUBLICATION: Unpublished manuscripts, academic research, reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, records (78 RPM), wax cylinders, film, photographs.
LOCATION(S): Natural Science Building
North Terrace
ADELAIDE SA 5000
ACCESS: All access requests to be made in writing to Dr Philip Clarke.
CONTACT(S): For enquiries please contact the Archives Access Officer
Lea Gardam:
phone: (08) 8207 7375
email: gardam.lea@saugov.sa.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S: State Library of Tasmania
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music, song, dance, craft, folklore, Aboriginal folk culture, history, literature, musicology, ethnomusicology, biography, yarns, musical instruments
PUBLICATION: Monographs, serials, cassette tapes, records
LOCATION(S): 91 Murray Street
HOBART Tas 7000
ACCESS: Material is available for restricted loan.
CONTACT(S): phone: (03) 6233 7511 email: state.library@education.tas.gov.au

COLLECTOR/S:
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Library Sydney Conservatorium of Music University of Sydney
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Library has some materials on Australian folk music and Aboriginal music.
The Library holds scores, recordings, videos and books.
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S): Sydney Conservatorium of Music
University of Sydney
Level 1,
Macquarie St (opp Bridge St)
Sydney NSW 2000
ACCESS: Members of the public are welcome to use the Library however only registered borrowers can borrow.
CONTACT(S): Phone 02- 9351 1316
Fax 02- 9351 1372
Catalogue: http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/Home.html
Email: library@conmusic.usyd.edu.au
Webpage: http://www.usyd.edu.au/su/conmusic/

COLLECTOR/S: Kel Watkins
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Kel Watkins Collection
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Mainly collected WA, SA but also elsewhere in Australia
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Mainly during 1980s.
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Urban folktales
String figures
Various folklore genres
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S): Collection housed Western Australian Folklore Archive, Curtin University
ACCESS:
CONTACT(S): Dr Graham Seal,
Australian Studies Centre
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U 1987
Perth WA 6845
+61 (08) 9266 4788
email: g.seal@exchange.curtin.edu.au
email: kel@freightshop.com.au

COLLECTOR/S: Western Australian Museum Anthropology Department
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
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DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE:
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): The collection comprises artefacts and associated data of anthropological interest. Of interest to this survey is the collection of musical instruments from the following countries: India, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, New Guinea, Melanesia and Australia (Aboriginal instruments).
PUBLICATION:
LOCATION(S): Francis Street
PERTH WA 6000
ACCESS: Bona fide researchers may apply for access to the catalogues and collection of the Anthropology Department of the WA Museum.
CONTACT(S): phone: 08 9427 2700

COLLECTOR/S: Western Australian Museum - History Department
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S):
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): This collection is designed to illustrate the material culture of Western Australia from 1829 until the present. The collection includes a variety of musical instruments.
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LOCATION(S): Francis Street
PERTH WA 6000
ACCESS: Bona fide researchers may apply for access to the catalogues and collection of the History Department of the WA Museum.
CONTACT(S): 08 9427 2700

COLLECTOR/S: Wigmore Music Library
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Music and song.
PUBLICATION: Records (33 1/3 RPM).
This collection consists of commercial recordings of ethnic music of Australia and other countries, without specialisation in any particular geographical area.
Size of holding: 300 items.
LOCATION(S): School of Music
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
ACCESS: Material is available for use in the library by university staff and students.
CONTACT(S): phone: (08) 9380 2055 email: jwildy@library.uwa.edu.au

COLLECTOR/S: various
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Western Australian Folklore Archive
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: mainly WA
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: From 1985 – ongoing. Many items pre-date 1985
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): An archive of all forms of folklore collected in WA, based on student fieldwork projects also holding materials collected by Kel Watkins, Dave Hults and Graham Seal.
PUBLICATION: A Bibliography of Australian Folklore 1790 to 1990 (1995) By David S. Hults
The Hidden Culture: Folklore in Australian Society 2nd ed. (1998) By Graham Seal
Digger Folksong and Verse of World War 1: An Annotated Anthology (1991) Ed. Graham Seal
Folklore And Tourism: Presentation and Paradox (1992) By Gwenda Beed Davey
Traditions of Prejudice: A Report on the Folklore of Race and Ethnicity in Australia (1990) By Graham Seal
Indonesian Children's Games (1996) By Dede Sujatna.
WAFA Catalogue of Holdings, 1993
LOCATION(S): Australian Folklore Research Unit(AFRU), Australia Research Institute, Division of Humanities, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA.
ACCESS: By appointment to bona fide researchers.
CONTACT(S): Dr Graham Seal
phone: 08 9266 3234;
email: g.seal@exchange.curtin.edu.au

COLLECTOR/S: Chris Woodland
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PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Sydney, Mulwala/Yarrawonga, Canberra, Bourke, Dubbo, Orange, Araluen
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: 1968-2001
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Taped interviews with drovers, shearers, indigenous people
Photograph of Araluen
Correspondence with John Meredith
PUBLICATION: Tapes, photograph.
LOCATION(S): NLA
Araluen photographs Braidwood District Historical Society
ACCESS: Access NLA/Braidwood District Historical Society
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COLLECTOR/S: Rob Willis
NAME/TITLE OF COLLECTION(S): Rob Willis Folklore collection – National Library of Australia (NLA)
Rob Willis Folklore Collection – ScreenSound Australia (SSA)
Rob Willis collection – personal collection.
Folklore content is also included in;
Bringing Them Home Oral History project (NLA) ,
Child Migrants Oral History Project (NLA)
Voices of the Bush Oral History, (NLA)
PLACE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: Australia wide excluding Northern Territory and Western Australia
DATE(S) COLLECTION(S) MADE: 1975 – ongoing
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION(S): Genres: Music, Dance, Yarns, Children’s folklore, fax and other folklore, superstitions, military, craft, medical, - most areas of folklore
Ethnicity; Varied including Australian, Italian (plus different areas). German, Ukrainian, Scandinavian, British, American, Canadian, Sardinian, Irish, Scottish, - there are a few I have missed.
Age; All age groups
Period; 1975 – Ongoing
Formats; Sound (Cassette. Reel, DAT, Mini Disc) – Video; VHS and SVHS, Photograph; colour and black and white. Manuscripts, various other formats.
PUBLICATION: Established the “Pioneer Performers series” of publications – various available through this including tunes of Bert Jamieson, songs of Ebb Wren, the Baulch Brothers and the music of Harry Schaefer.
Assisted with implementation and advisor to e-magazine, Simply Australia.
Implemented Dulcetone Recordings, Apple Isle Fiddler and Home Sweet Home.
Performed and contributed material on various CD’s including Wongawilli and Allan Scott.
Implemented “Sharing the Harvest” Meredith Collection CD – NLA.
Continuing Articles for Folk Magazines.
Assisted with material for CD’s by younger performers, Jason and Chloe Roweth, Jane Brownlee, Kate and Ruth.
Papers and other presentations.. NLA, ASRA, Various Folk Festivals. ABC radio, BBC Television, Community radio.
For full details please feel free to contact Rob Willis 0268 512687.
rwillis @westserv.net.au
LOCATION(S): National Library of Australia,
ScreenSound Australia,
Rob Willis 27 Oxford St Forbes
ACCESS: Open for research.
Publication governed by the individual interviewee
CONTACT(S): National Library of Australia
ScreenSound Australia
Rob Willis, 27 Oxford St Forbes - email

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