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Fisher, Harry

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Poulson, Bruce

Date: 1988 -

Description: Interview with Harry Fisher, made in Glenorchy by Bruce Poulson. A conversation between Bruce Poulson, Harry Fisher and occasionally his sister Nell Fisher (Nell de Jersey) and his son and daughter-in-law in the background. He talks of life in Lady Bay and particularly Browns Sawmills, including the mill at Catamaran, the Postal Services, and the construction of Hastings Road, the Estcourt family, and snake stories. He was called Blue Gum Fisher in the press because of the "blue gum car axle" story. He talks about Sunday Mass and alcohol on Sundays, Timber, and steam certificate, songs and mill accidents. Cross reference to "The Battlers from the Bush", by Bruce Poulson.

Format: Audio-visual materials
Object: audio tapes

Fisher, Harry

Subjects: manners & customstimber industrypostal servicesroad construction & maintenanceCatholicsreligion

People/Orgs: Fisher, NellEstcourt familyBrown family

Places: Lady Bay, TasmaniaHastings, TasmaniaCatamaran, Tasmania

Institution: Southport Community Centre

Object number: SCC_00058

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