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Alice Oxley interviewed by Bronwyn Hughes in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2090132
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Oxley, Alice, 1904-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born in Sydney, Oxley speaks of her parents' background ; her mother's missionary work in Kalgoorlie, her experiences, living conditions, the town and community, her work, stories and experiences, work with Aboriginals; family background; description of family homes in Sydney; transport; the family orchard; school and education; recreation and entertainment; memories of World War I and the family moving to Katoomba ; family roles; Katoomba in 1910, local community, tourists, businesses and entertainment; brother and sisters education; mother's career expectations for her; experiences as an apprentice milliner, work, conditions; experiences working in an office in Sydney, lifestyle, accommodation in boarding house in Kirribilli; social life; her sister's visit to Government House; sisters marriage and family attitudes.

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-216280923

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available: 2 v. (36 p., 35 p.). 
Subjects Oxley, Alice, 1904- -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Women -- New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Hughes, Bronwyn, 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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