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John Wark interviewed by Lucy Taksa in the N.S.W Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 566543
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wark, John, 1902-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 Mar. 31 
1 sound cassette (ca. 30 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

N.S.W. Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born at Dubbo, N.S.W., Wark speaks briefly of death of mother and being taken to live with grandparents near Nowra; parents' background; education; employment on railways; marriage; clerical employment on railways; church; returning to live with father at age 14; 1917 strike; railway periodicals, newspapers read; railway test; moving to Sydney; lifestyle; celebrations; poetry and reading; work and conditions on railways.

Notes

Interview begins 5 minutes into tape, recording quality is poor.

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

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216184489

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Wark, John, 1902- -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Employees.
Other authors/contributors Taksa, Lucy, 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 2301/36
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ORAL TRC 2301/36 (summary)
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