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Marguerite Eldridge (known as Meg) and Lindsay James Eldridge (known as Lin) interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 100227
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Close, Marguerite (Marguerite Lily), 1921-2013, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewees. 
Description 1999 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 65 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Meg speaks of the work involved in establishing the Discovery Museum & Genealogy Centre and Joe Lyon's Cottage in Stanley (Tas.); how the money raised through the museum had kept the local church going; Stanley being proclaimed a historic town in 1976; her personal experiences of Dame Enid Lyons; organising the Circular Head Arts Festival in 1976 which proved to be popular all over Australia; organising a Floral Festival; her interest in writing; writing feature articles for the Advocate (local newspaper); music- playing the organ Tune: If I know it I can play it; Tune: A busy person can always make time"; the influx of people during the war- Italian POW's appeared to be assimilated. Lin speaks about tourism in the early days compared to the present time; Smithton,Tas.; differences in accommodation from early days to the present.

Biography/History

Lin who was born in Sydney in 1924 speaks of his early days as a pharmacist; traces his career in the Army; working in the Public Service; riding a pushbike around Australia; arriving in Tasmania in Feb. 1947 to initially work at a variety of jobs; his successful interview with Dept. of Education for a position as a Physical Education teacher for which he was unqualified; applying for war service land and farming it.

Notes

Recorded on May, 2 1999 at Stanley, Tas.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Eldridge, Lin, 1924- -- Interviews.  |  Close, Marguerite (Marguerite Lily), 1921-2013 -- Interviews.  |  Lyons, J. A. (Joseph Aloysius), 1879-1939 -- Birthplace.  |  Stanley Discovery Museum and Genealogy Centre.  |  Joe Lyon's Cottage (Stanley, Tas.)  |  Community life -- Tasmania -- Stanley -- History -- 20th century.  |  Stanley (Tas.) -- History -- 20th century.  |  Stanley (Tas.) -- Social life and customs.
Occupation Authors.  |  Volunteers.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Olya, Interviewer  |  Eldridge, Lin, 1924-, Interviewee
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