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Hilda Cross interviewed by Jenny Salmon in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 529529
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Cross, Hilda, 1902-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 May 11 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 75 min) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born on a property near Walcha, N.S.W., Cross speaks of her parent's background; the property - Morton, Yarrowitch and its history; home built by father; living conditions; childhood memories; her work on the farm; crops and farm produce; school; recreation; the local enviroment ; managing of the farm by father; diet and meals made from local animals; farm preditors and native animals; cooking for shearers; marriage; married life; husband's employment; town and community of Walcha; memories of a trip to Newcastle by train at age 12; a trip to Sydney; her children; WWI; German immigrants.

Notes

Includes index.

Recorded by the N.S.W. Bicentennial Oral History Project, funded by a bicentennial grant to the N.S.W. Council on the Ageing and the Oral History Association of Australia (NSW).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216193656

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and transcript available : 2 v. (32 p., 10 p.). 
Subjects Cross, Hilda, 1902- -- Interviews.  |  Rural women -- New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901 -1945.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Farm life -- New South Wales -- Walcha.  |  Walcha (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Salmon, Jenny, 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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ORAL TRC 2301/49
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 2301/49 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 2301/49 (summary)
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