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Frances Davis interviewed by Jenny Salmon in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 566915
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Davis, Frances, 1904-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1987 Mar. 10 
1 sound cassette (ca. 58 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born at Warren, NSW, Davis speaks of being eldest of 12 children; her family background; her father's employment; her memories of her family moving to Lightning Ridge for opal strike of 1909; moving to Walgett; her relatives and their lives; Halley's Comet; childhood memories; family life and lifestyle; schools at Lightning Ridge and Walgett; her family home in Lightning Ridge; food, diet, the self sufficiency of her family; local community; clothes facilities; anecdotes and experiences in Lightning Ridge; her education; moving to Walgett; employment; local Aborigines in Walgett and the attitude to them; her memories of Walgett; her family's health; World War I; employment as a maid on a station; her duties and lifestyle; working as a maid/childminder in Sydney; marrying at 18 in Double Bay; her children; the Depression; and her husband's background.

Notes

Recording begins 3 minutes into side A and side B.

Transcript unavailable.

Includes index.

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

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Davis, Frances, 1904- -- Interviews.  |  Women -- New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Lightning Ridge (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
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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