Lew Abley and Ralph Oke of the International Harvester Male Chorus (formed in 1943) discuss the history of the Chorus with Gwlad McLachlan. Initially, the Chorus was made up of International Harvester employees but soon after its formation other men were invited to join. Ralph also discusses his time at the Harvester during World War II and his role helping to assemble aircraft for the war effort. This is an edited version of an interview that was originally aired 3YYR, Geelong Community Radio, in September 1989 as part of the Keeping in Touch program.
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Originally recorded by 3YYR, Geelong Community Radio, 1989.
International Harvester Male Chorus performs at a baptist church, 1950. IHMC private collection.