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The Resource Above the starry frame, by Helen Townsend ; read by Francis Greenslade, (sound recording)

Above the starry frame, by Helen Townsend ; read by Francis Greenslade, (sound recording)

Label
Above the starry frame
Title
Above the starry frame
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Townsend ; read by Francis Greenslade
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Irwin was an Irish farm boy who came to Australia alone in 1849, aged 18. As a refugee from Ireland's Potato Famine, he left behind a world of hunger and poverty, and a culture steeped in oppressive tradition. Young and adventurous, and with the will to make something of his life, William set himself up in the heart of gold rush Ballarat, one of the wealthiest 19th century cities in the world. A digger and publican, he was swept up in the events leading to the Eureka Stockade, both as a witness and a player in this landmark event that shaped colonial society. William's family were left behind in Ireland. He never returned home, though his family continued to write to him. His great grand-daughter, Helen Townsend, recovered 54 of these letters which span 40 years, and it is from them that she draws powerful inspiration for this book
Cataloging source
NCLN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Helen
Dewey number
994.031092
Form of composition
other
Format of music
other
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Reader : Francis Greenslade
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Greenslade, Francis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irwin, William
  • Talking books
  • Irish
  • Immigrants
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Ballarat (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Above the starry frame, by Helen Townsend ; read by Francis Greenslade, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged Australian audio
  • "A true story of migration and enduring love - from the Irish potato famine to the Australian goldfields in the time of the Eureka Stockade"-- cover
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000042949243
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (CD) (ca. 12 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780732033934
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)271551226
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Above the starry frame, by Helen Townsend ; read by Francis Greenslade, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged Australian audio
  • "A true story of migration and enduring love - from the Irish potato famine to the Australian goldfields in the time of the Eureka Stockade"-- cover
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000042949243
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (CD) (ca. 12 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780732033934
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)271551226
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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