National Library of Australia
Johnny Wemmerschlager plays a number of Dutch and continental tunes on the chromatic (5-row) button accordion. A migrant to Australia in the 1960s, Johhny played on barges in Amersterdam as a young man. A number of tunes are also played by interviewer, Mark Schuster, on diatonic Streirische accordion
National Library of Australia
Folkloric recording. David Pottage born 1949, in Ringwood, Vic., speaks about his family background; his father representing Australia, Empire Games (1950); Percy Cerutty; his schooling; John Landy; Herb Elliott; Kerry O'Brien; Ron Clarke; Merv Lincoln; working for the Bureau of Meteorology; the Giles Weather Station, Woomera Rocket Range (1971); weather stations operations; becoming involved in Masters' Athletics and attending the Masters' Games in Spain (2006); Antarctica (1982); meteorological observations, weather balloons and the use of GPS Satellite; Hubert Wilkins; Dick Smith; his involvement with Huskies; sled runs to exercise the dogs, expeditions; moving the dogs to Minnesota, U.S.A.; Paul Schurke; Kloa Rookery; his 7 trips down to Antarctica; the 50 year moratorium on mining; Mawson Station (1995); personnel and responsibilities; testing personnel prior to hiring; station leaders; dangers, blizzards, crevasses; shipping in Antarctica, use of helicopters and aeroplanes; ... Read More