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Suzanne Ridley interviewed by Mark O'Connor [sound recording]
Bib ID 3917201
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Ridley, Suzanne, 1942-2009, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2007 
3 sound files (ca. 221 min.) 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Suzanne Ridley born 1942 speaks about her schooling on the N.S.W tablelands; running a public library at Bowral at a young age; producing/directing musical dramas; working in the National Library and in the Canberra Public Library system; becoming a qualified journalist; her marriage to Blair Hunt, a road-engineering researcher (1964); moving to Darwin; her marriage break up; writing the musical drama, Hi Fidelity; publishing poetry in literary magazines; an invitation to Adelaide Festival 1968; moving to Sydney; Thomas Shapcott; her interests in Civil Defence and sailing; Duncan Miller; being nominated as secretary (1968) with Poetry Society of Australia; the finances of Poetry Society; political changes on Society; Roland Robinson; John Couper; W. Hart Smith; Robert Adamson, Greg Curtois; Carl Harrison Ford; being re-elected as secretary (1969); dropping out of Poetry Society (1970); her involvement with Sydney-based writers group, the Australian Society of Authors; Brian Ridley; Dal Stivens; Frank Hardy; 'Poetry Magazine' re-named 'New Poetry' (1971); Robert Adamson; her studying English at Sydney University; Leonie Kramer; moving to Canberra with Brian Ridley and first child born 1973.

Notes

Recorded during February 15-16, 2007 at Geary's Gap, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (2 p.) and Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 133 leaves) 
Subjects Ridley, Suzanne, 1942-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Women librarians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Poets.  |  Librarians.
Other authors/contributors O'Connor, Mark, 1945-, Interviewer

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