There were several things I thought completing an internship at the NFSA would entail. As a lover of things from the past, art, film and music, I knew being an intern for several weeks at the NFSA would be something I would really enjoy. The one thing I did not expect was to learn that a recording my grandmother, Maurene Edson, made in 1945 was part of the NFSA collection. Discovering this was not only a joy for her, but also a chance for me to re-connect with her through learning about her past adventures.
It was just by chance that I stumbled across a 1945 recording called Deep in the Heart of Texas after I searched her name in the collection (which is available to search by any member of the public through the NFSA website). It was purely out of curiosity and I did not expect there would be anything, as most of her recordings would have been on 16-inch lacquer discs which are old and easily damaged.