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John Mongan interviewed by Lucy Taksa in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2050133
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Mongan, John, 1906-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 Mar. 19 
3 sound cassettes (ca. 135 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born at Darlington, Sydney, Mongan speaks of the suburb of Darlington now taken up by Campus of Sydney University; parents' background; extended family; family fruit shop; death of eldest brother in World War I; recreation; school; reading material at home and use of Sydney Library in Queen Victoria Building; employment experiences; life and work on a dairy farm on Richmond River; working in fish markets; interests in working class politics; leaving school; detailed memories of 1917 strike; meeting wife; the Depression; his own family; experiences, conditions, lifestyle working on railways; social life; involvement with unions; death of Flangham and union members at funeral; communist party and politics of 20's and 30's; changes to railways during 1920's; railway management; brothers and sisters and their employment.

Notes

Includes index.

Recorded by the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project, funded by a bicentennial grant to the NSW Council on the Ageing and the Oral History Association of Australia (NSW).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216183398

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) and transcript available: 3 v. (44 p., 35 p., 5 p.). 
Subjects Mongan, John, 1906- -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Railway Strike, New South Wales, 1917.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Employees.  |  Locomotive firemen -- New South Wales.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Taksa, Lucy, Interviewer  |  N.S.W. Council on the Ageing  |  Oral History Association of Australia. N.S.W. Branch  |  NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project

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ORAL TRC 2301/35
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 2301/35 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 2301/35 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Special Collections Reading Room

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