Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Listening to F W Boreham

F W Boreham recorded some radio talks on Australia’s ABC station in the 1940s and 1950s.

I’m grateful to Andrew Corbett who has made them available and posted four talks (sound files) on his web site, Finding Truth Matters.

Andrew, who lives in FWB’s old Australian state of Tasmania, has written a fine article entitled, ‘F W Boreham: The Greatest Essayist of All Time.’ You will find the link on the left margin of Andrew’s site or you can click at this point.

The four devotional talks by F W Boreham are at the bottom of that article.

Other Recordings
A Missionary address given at a Baptist Union of Victoria Assembly is in the BUV Archives, as is a fairly indistinct recording that was taken off a record disc, on the topic of the Trinity.

Boreham’s Voice
FWB sounds rather old on these four devotional talks and he was probably more vigorous when younger and speaking to the Hobart Tabernacle congregation. On these four talks he adopts a more conversational style.

Local historian, Lindsay Newnham said to me that Boreham possessed an “orotund voice which was quite spellbinding.”

Boreham’s Accent
Boreham’s voice has a mixture of a Kentish accent that has been tempered by living in cosmopolitan London, a dozen years in NZ and the balance of his life based in Australia.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: FWB