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Vera Deakin White interviewed by Tom Harley [sound recording]
Bib ID 1230854
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
White, Vera, 1891-1978, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1970-1977 
14 sound cassettes (ca. 835 min.) 
Summary

White recalls early memories of her father, former Prime Minister Alfred Deakin and her immediate family; recollections by her father; her mother's family the Brownes, prominent members of Melbourne society at the turn of the 20th century; family trips to London and Europe during 1900-1914, meeting Sir George Reid and other politicians; WWI and her work in Cairo and London at the time; going to Berlin 1913-14, San Francisco 1915, Cairo 1915 and London 1918. White recalls the end of WWI; Armistice Day; meeting returned prisoners; the return to Australia; the Red Cross in WWII.

Notes

Recorded in the 1970s at various intervals.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217479701

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (40 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 256 leaves) available. 
Subjects White, Vera, 1891-1978 -- Interviews.  |  Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919 -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian Red Cross Society -- History.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia.  |  Statesmen -- Australia -- History -- 1901-1945.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- History -- 1901-1945.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia.  |  Australia -- History -- 1901-1945.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Harley, Tom, 1956-, Interviewer

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