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Ng Bah Kiat interviewed by Margaret Neale and Jan Adams in the Christmas Island life story oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1188098
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ng, Bah Kiat, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from Margaret Neale, required for research and public use. 
Description 1987 
5 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Christmas Island life story oral history project.

Summary

Bah Kiat, former Chief Analyst with the Christmas Island Phosphate Company, speaks about leaving Singapore in 1936 to work at the Christmas Island laboratory; lifestyle of the coolies; Ong Boon Tat and his system of identured labour; John Paris and the other island residents; Sikhs on the island; Japanese occupation during World War II and living conditions during this time; post-war reconstruction; and his career.

Notes

Part of a collection related to the social history of Christmas Island and recorded by Marg Neale and Jan Adams.

Recorded in Perth, Western Australia on 6 January 1987.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Published in: We were the Christmas Islanders : reminiscences andthe recollections of the people of an isolated 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 (typescript, 62 leaves) 
Subjects Ng, Bah Kiat -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) -- History.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Neale, Margo, Interviewer  |  Adams, Jan, Interviewer

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