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Joy Hopwood interviewed by Frank Heimans in the Australian generations oral history project
Bib ID 6252049
Format AudioAudio [spoken word]
Author
Hopwood, Joy, 1969-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research and personal copies; access closed for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee or until 2060. 
Description 2012 
4 sound files (approximately 180 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Summary

Joy Hopwood, born in Singapore, talks about arriving in Australia in 1970 with her parents; her parents’ backgrounds; her father’s employment in Australia; her childhood in Perth, WA; her early career and motivations; Playschool at ABC; family roles in her family; her extended family in Ipoh, Malaysia; experiencing racism in Australia; her stage performances; Christmas dinners and Chinese New Year meals; health; her mother; her parents' attitude to conservation of natural resources; GFS Girl Guides; athletics; the impact of Sesame Street on her; being an author; politics; trip to New York and 9/11; moving to Sydney; her education; painting and film making; her relationships; holidays and overseas travels; her career; The Wong Side of Life; her work ethic; the changes in communication and technology; the collective memory of her generation; the status of women; Jim Henson; achievements of her working life; her published stories; career options for different generations.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 30 April and 1, 14 May 2012 in Sydney, N.S.W

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 pages) 
Subjects Hopwood, Joy, - 1969- - Interviews.  |  Generation X - Australia - Interviews.  |  Generation X - Australia - Attitudes.  |  Actors - Australia - Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian - Interviews.  |  Artists - Australia - Interviews.
Occupation Actors.  |  Authors.  |  Artists.
Other authors/contributors Heimans, Frank, 1943-, Interviewer

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    ORAL TRC 6300/58
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    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
    ORAL TRC 6300/58 (summary)
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