‘Johnnie Didge’ interview – 1990

John Matthews; aka ‘Johnnie Didge’ – (1941 – 2000)

This interview was initiated by a HS student, Leah, @ W-Tree in Far East Gippsland. This was for a school project where they had to interview “an interesting character in the district”.

It tells some of the life history of my brother John up to August 1990.

The original was recorded on an audio cassette.    I’ve left a few seconds gap between side A & side B … where the cassette was removed & turned over … to provide some historic authenticity.   :-)

 

  1990 ‘Johnnie Didge’ interview – 97mins

 

John at W-Tree around 5 years after cassette interview

‘Ranger John’ at W-Tree around 7 years after cassette interview

 

John's Obit ... Friends of the Earth newsletter

John’s Obit … Friends of the Earth newsletter

 

Johnny Om's W TREE WALKS card

Johnny Om’s W TREE WALKS card

 

Northern Australian Eisteddfod 1973 ... Silver Certificate

Northern Australian Eisteddfod 1973 … Silver Certificate

This page is still a work in progress.

As I make some sense out of the 1000’s of docs & media files currently being digitized … More & more content will be added.   Especially from the significant 10 year period between the 1990 interview & April 2000 … the year of John’s passing

At some stage … a separate website could maybe eventuate.

 
 
 
 

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