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Myrtle Torpy interviewed by Claire Williams in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2088829
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Torpy, Myrtle, 1907- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1987 Apr. 15 
1 sound cassette (ca. 55 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, stereo 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born at Penshurst, Sydney, Torpy speaks of her parents' background ; her brothers and sisters ; father's employment ; family life ; grandparents ; relatives farms ; childhood experiences ; family home ; religion and church ; her upbringing ; family garden ; recreation ; domestic help ; parents roles ; Penshurst community celebrations ; Sunday School ; school ; home medicines/remedies ; her health ; secretarial course after leaving school ; family choosing her profession ; employment as a shorthand typist, work conditions ; Phar Lap winning the Melbourne Cup ; involvement with YWCA ; sports, experiences in athletics, recreation.

Notes

Recording begins 3 minutes into tape.

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).

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Torpy, Myrtle, 1907- -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Women -- New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Williams, Claire, 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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