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Joe Davis interviewed by Peter Parkhill for the Voices from the Illawarra collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1038023
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Davis, Joseph, 1956-, Interviewee
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1995 
4 sound tape reels (ca. 127 min.): analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track mono. 

Voices from the Illawarra collection.


Joseph Davis, born in Bulli, N.S.W., was brought up in Thirroul, N.S.W. Davis talks about his family background; his father being a merchant seaman and wharf labourer; poverty; the Depression; townships/villages in the region, originally dairy country; N.S.W. Railways; his schooling in Thirroul; migrants; car ownership; steam trains; Thirroul society; Bulli High School, teachers; extracurricular activities; friends in 1960s; the beach; Communism; class differences; gender differences; sectarianism, religion; Thirroul class structure, rural, professionals, intellectuals and landowners; the orchards at Thirroul in 1940s; his teacher's scholarship, Wollongong University; 1960s - 70s; life at university, student lifestyle; university staff; university politics, hippies, alcohol, music; his Honours thesis; D.H. Lawrence’s home at Thirroul, ‘Wyewurk’, protest movement, a heritage order; post graduate study; first teaching jobs; Manning Clark; his book about D.H. Lawrence; Thirroul at the time Lawrence lived there; the Wobblies, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW); miners; strikes; community history; his publications.


Recorded on Jan. 1995.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Davis, Joseph, 1956- -- Interviews.  |  Davis, Joseph, 1956- D.H. Lawrence at Thirroul.  |  Teachers -- New South Wales -- Illawarra Region -- Interviews.  |  Authors -- New South Wales -- Illawarra Region -- Interviews.  |  Thirroul (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Thirroul (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
Occupation Teachers.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors Parkhill, Peter, Interviewer


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