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Father Kevin O'Brien interviewed by Steven Guth for Galong oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 583103
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
O'Brien, Kevin, 1919-1998, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1990 Aug. 13 
4 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips. ; 5 in. 
Series

Galong oral history project.

Summary

Father O'Brien talks about his personal background; his feelings towards St Clement's; the purpose of the college; the size of the college; the country atmosphere; the college as a school; subjects taught; pocket money; sewing; ironing; laundry; washing and dormitory arrangements; hot water; the routine of a school day; "Anzacs"; afternoon tea forum; afternoon activities; the shower block; handball courts; the change in lifestyle between home and St. Clement's; his first days; study pattern; the day's routine; chores; school bell; classrooms; supervision; desks; pens; teachers; discipline; exam marks; education; the number who went on to become priests; stress; payment; ex-students; students' aptitude for exams; meals; fruit for betting; the orchard; evening activities; Sunday routine; fringe monastic atmosphere; the number of Brothers; mission priests; afternoons off; reading at table; the cultured atmosphere; priests as teachers; holiday excursions; visitors' talks; Devotion to the Devine Infant feast; soft drinks; the generator; gardens; the first novena ceremony, May Day 1934; the layout of the drive; the May Procession; Lourdes Hill; workers on the farm; mechanisation; cemetary; sports.

Notes

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221222054

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects O'Brien, Kevin, 1919-1998 -- Interviews.  |  Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Training of.  |  St Clement's College -- History.  |  Redemptorists -- Australia -- History.  |  High schools -- New South Wales -- Galong -- History.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer

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