thanks to Chris Morton this month, for the research behind the opening
article on Marjorie Stedeford. We're especially grateful to Chris for
forging the link with ScreenSound Australia which has been most helpful
to us. ScreenSound is the official Archive organisation for material
relating to Australian musicians, actors and singers of the past and we
were very pleased when they agreed to allow us to use the picture of
Marjorie from their archive which Chris discovered while researching.
They also pointed out that in 2000 they issued a re-mastered recording
of 24 of Marjorie's greatest hits and that this is available from them
(even in the UK) by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
copyright reasons, we can't reproduce the sound of Marjorie's voice in
the Magazine but we can, and have, included our own recordings. We've
added just a few bars of four of her biggest hits so that those of you
who are not Golden Oldies yourselves can identify the tunes. To hear
these, assuming your computer is sound enabled, simply double-click on
each track's icon. To keep download times short, these are midi files which rely
on the synthesiser built into your computer. They are best used with the
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. Please let us know how well
Issue 6, we mentioned the Counter family of South Tawton in connection
with the Ann Stentiford story. We've been contacted by a member of this
family who is trying to trace a John Counter who went to Australia. He
was born in 1831 and their family legend has it that he became mayor of
either Melbourne or Canberra. We said we'd ask if anyone had any ideas
on how to go about verifying this?
third article this month is in response to more interest in the same
story, this time by a Stentiford descendent and is about the family of
the Richard Stentiford, the son of Francis Counter and Ann Stentiford.
Keep in touch.
Richard and Muriel