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Barbara Tong interviewed by Matthew Higgins for the Tharwa oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2258456
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Tong, Barbara, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1993 Jun. 25 
4 sound tape reels (ca. 112 min.) : 7 1/2 ips. ; 7 in. 
Series

Tharwa oral history project.

Summary

Mrs Tong speaks of the Thomson family history; travelling to school at Tharwa from Naas; Charlie Britt; organisation of the classroom; the open fire; Reg Higgins; extra tuition for the qualifying certificate; floodgate across Spring Creek; subjects; discipline; teachers; sewing lessons; scripture lessons; Empire Day; the Christmas tree; the library; gardens; water supply; school grounds; students; Andy Cunningham's Buick and aeroplane; trip to Mt Stromlo; Arbor Day; climbing Mt Tennent; fishing; dances; the Depression; rabbit trapping; the store; floods and the bridge; working at Lanyon Homestead; church services; Miles Franklin's visit; bushfire at Naas; running the Weetangera telephone exchange; growth of Canberra.

Biography/History

Mrs Tong (nee Thomson) was a student at Tharwa school in the 1920s and 1930s.

Notes

Part of a project undertaken by the Tharwa Primary School in conjunction with the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on 25 June 1993 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.). 
Subjects Tong, Barbara -- Interviews.  |  Tharwa Primary School.  |  Students -- Australian Capital Territory -- Tharwa Region -- Interviews.  |  Tharwa Region (A.C.T.) -- Social conditions.  |  Naas (N.S.W.)
Other authors/contributors Higgins, Matthew, 1957-, Interviewer

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