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Mr D. E. Nickels and Mrs Nickels interviewed by Jan Adams in the Christmas Island life story oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1200578
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Nickels, D. E, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from Marg Neale required for research and public use. 
Description 1986 
3 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Christmas Island life story oral history project

Summary

Mr Nickels, Australian Official Representative, 1958 to 1960, and his wife, speak about how he got the job as Official Representative; his official duties; handover ceremony from Britain to Australia; visit of Sir Paul Hasluck; construction work; relations with BPC staff; means of travel to the island; George Fam; official celebrations; lifestyle of European women; isolation; social activities; religious practices; his visit to the Cocos Islands; race relations; and opium addicts on the island.

Notes

Part of a collection related to the social history of Christmas Island.

Recorded at Burradoo, New South Wales on 18 July 1986.

DCM record; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Published in: We were the Christmas Islanders : reminiscences and the recollections of the people of an islolated island, the Australian territory of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean / Margaret Neale assisted by Jan Adams. Chapman, A.C.T. : B. Neale, 1988.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript for tape 3 (typescript, 15 leaves). Cassette copy only for tapes 1 and 2. 
Subjects Nickels, - Mrs - Interviews.  |  Nickels, D.E. - Interviews.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) - History.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) - Social conditions.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) - Social life and customs.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) - Politics and government.
Other authors/contributors Neale, Margaret, Interviewer  |  Adams, Jan, Interviewer  |  Nickels, Mrs, Interviewee

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