Audio interview with Doug Kite by Liza Dale-Hallett at his home in Ringwood on 23 April 2015.

This interview is part of the Doug Kite Leather Braiding Collection which consists of handmade leather braided products, hand tools and works in progress made by Doug Kite from 1984 to 2016. The Collection also includes oral histories, video and photographs. The Collection was featured on the ABC Landline program on 7 August 2016.

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In this interview Doug talks about his life as a drover, the development of his droving plant, working in the heat, his skills with horses, the move to Melbourne to live, his experiments with leather braiding, the importance of kangaroo hide for braiding and the changes in quality of hides, his experience in skinning and pegging out kangaroo hides, his connection to racing and Flemington Racecourse, the variety of items made with leather and the public response to this fine leather work.

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