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The Remembrance Driveway and VC Rest Areas [sound recording] : Oral History Program / RTA
Bib ID 3943092
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Online Versions
Description [Surry Hills NSW] : NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, c2006 
3 sound discs (ca. 120 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + folded sheet (maps : ports. ; 19 x 48 folded to 19 x 12 cm.) 
ISBN 1877070327
Summary

"The RTA established its Oral History Program in 1997 to investigate various topics of historical interest. The Remembrance Driveway and VC Rest Areas is the 12th thematic oral history to be undertaken as part of the program. It is based on 38 hours of digitally recorded interviews with 19 individuals - current and former members of the Remembrance Driveway Committee, local historians, landscape designers and an eminent military historian It discusses how the concept of a Remembrance Driveway developed out of a desire to create a living memorial of trees to those who had served in World War II, rather than construct more built monuments. The oral history also provides background information on each of the VC recipients featured in the Rest Areas along the Hume and Federal Highways between Sydney and Canberra. The Remembrance Driveway commemorates all those who served in the Australian Defence Forces during World War II, subsequent conflicts and peace keeping missions, and those who currently serve in operational theatres around the world."--Leaflet.

Performer Narrated by Graham Shirley. Interviews by Graham Shirley and Frank Heimans. Editing and compilation by Cinetel Productions Pty Ltd. 
Notes

"RTA/Pub.06.286"

Compiled excerpts from the original interviews may also be accessed on the RTA website. Address as at 19/1/07: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/environment/heritage/rtaoralhistoryprogram/remembrance_driveway.html.

Selected for preservation

Subjects Remembrance Driveway Committee -- Interviews.  |  Roadside rest areas -- New South Wales.  |  Roadside rest areas -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Tree planting -- New South Wales.  |  Tree planting -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Victoria Cross.  |  War memorials -- New South Wales.  |  War memorials -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Remembrance Driveway (N.S.W. and A.C.T.)  |  Federal Highway (N.S.W. and A.C.T.)  |  Hume Highway (N.S.W. and Vic.)
Other authors/contributors Shirley, Graham, 1949-  |  Heimans, Frank, 1943-  |  Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW  |  Cinetel Productions  |  Oral History Program
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Oral History Program

RTA Oral History Program : the Remembrance Driveway and VC Rest Areas

Oral history program.

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