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Jasmine Bidwell interviewed by Virginia Macleod in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5717502
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Bidwell, Jasmine, 1947-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
1 sound file (ca. 71 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Jasmine Bidwell, born in London (1947), discusses her parents and siblings; early memories of family happiness; holidays and car trips; schooling; training as a hairdresser; meeting her first husband and having a child at age 19; working as an actor and model; meeting Peter Bidwell (1975), an Australian who came to be her second husband; marrying and moving to Australia (1976); happy memories of her first impressions of Australia; living by the ocean in Narrabeen, N.S.W.; working with children with special needs at a hospital school; her daughter's relationship with her new husband; homesickness and missing her parents; a visit from her parents; difficulties in her relationship with her husband; returning to England (1981); finding work in a nursery; her husband increasingly revealing information about his childhood experiences in an orphanage; her extended family's love of and support for her husband; her husband's relationship with his mother; visiting Nazareth House (Romsey, U.K.); her husband's childhood memories of Nazareth House; visiting Clontarf Boys Orphanage, W.A.; her husband's childhood memories of Clontarf; visiting Aquinas College, Perth; her feelings about the Australian and British Apologies; religion; Australia and cultural identity.

Notes

Recorded on 19 September 2011 in London, U.K.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) available. 
Subjects Bidwell, Jasmine, 1947- -- Interviews.  |  Bidwell, Peter, 1944-  |  Clontarf Boys Orphanage (Waterford, W.A.) -- History.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- England -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Psychological aspects.  |  Wives -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Macleod, Virginia 1948-, Interviewer

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