INTERVIEW: Ned O’Malley, -1969
PLACE: Geraldton, W.A.
Ned, an erect man born in 1887, has a very good memory. Born on the Greenough Flats where his parents lost their farm in the great floods, he speaks with a very slight Irish brogue. He is illiterate although his sisters went to school. He reminisces about life as a child, bartering farm produce, dances and dancing, family life, women’s work, ghost stories, the lead mines, and is especially interesting about the ‘Bootenal Light’, a phenomenon to which all ‘old hands’ in the district swear.
Wendy Lowenstein 1972
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