Alf Smith, Maldon – 1969 – Bush Carrier

INTERVIEW: Alf Smith -1969


PLACE: Maldon, Victoria


NOTES:  Alf, who is in his nineties, has lived in Maldon. His childhood memories are of life on a poor and unsuccessful selection. He tells of the hold that the local miller had on the selectors and talks of the goldrush days, of social life, Chinese residents, class distinctions, local dances of which he was M.C. for many years, and of depression times. He also sings several songs. He was a carrier for most of his life. 


Wendy Lowenstein





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