National Library of Australia celebrates with screening and talks

The following events will be held at the National Library of Australia:


National Folk Fellow Talk

Cath Ovenden presents her research on the fiddle music of Joe Yates (1895-1987), a musician from the gold-rush town of Hill End in New South Wales.  Joe was an extraordinary musician whose playing was recorded by a number of different collectors.  These recordings are held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore Collection.

Thursday 17 October, 6 pm

Theatre, free

In association with the National Folk Festival



Larrikin Lad (2013, 53 min, PG)

Coinciding with UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, this fascinating documentary explores the life and work of Warren Fahey, one of Australia's foremost folklore historians. Warren Fahey's collections of field recordings and interviews with Australian traditional musicians is held by the National Library of Australia.  The Screening is followed by a question-and-answer session with Warren and the filmmakers.

Tuesday 22 October, 6 pm

Theatre, free

In association with Rebelstudio

Bookings: or 02 6262 1271 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-12 pm)