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Jean Gittins interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1533184
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Gittins, Jean, Interviewee
 
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Description 1977 Dec. 16 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 87 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 1061-1062

Summary

Gittins speaks of her childhood in Hong Kong; her education; her internment during the war. She recalls her first impression of Australia; she gives her views on the use of the A bomb over Japan; her involvement with the Australian Society of Authors; writing "Eastern windows, western skies".

Notes

Also available online via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn1533184

Related Material Portrait of Jean Gittins taken during an oral history interview at the 42nd International P.E.N. Congress, 16 December 1977; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC P1544/20B Album 900a LOC Cold Store PIC DE BERG 
Index/Finding Aid Note Summary available and transcript available (34 p.) 
Subjects Gittins, Jean - Interviews.  |  Gittins, Jean. - Eastern windows, western skies.  |  Women authors, Australian - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 1/1061-1062 (transcript)
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 1/1061-1062 (summary)
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