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Pia Sweeting interviewed by John Bannister in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5972542
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Sweeting, Pia, 1967-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
3 sound files (ca. 135 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Summary

Pia Sweeting talks about her family background; The Green Gollywog (shop); Old Theatre Lane; her earliest childhood memories and the ‘Claremont Flashers’; religion; Yoga and spirituality; childhood recollections of rituals and memories of Easter and Christmas, family gatherings, celebrations; her schooling; the Katanning, W.A. community; eventing horses, costs, sleeping in stables, riding accidents; health issues; boarding school; her sense of self on leaving school, aspirations; working for Green Peace; deciding to travel to Thailand, full moon parties Koh Phangan; travels and work in Europe; Tiananmen Square and other world events; being politically and environmentally aware; her future plans; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; Aboriginal art; her experiences of Aboriginal spirituality in the Kimberly; further art and study in Tasmania; becoming a single mum, expectations, difficulties and jobs; finishing her art degree; training dogs; dyslexia; racism; global warming and carbon taxes; the mining tax; Julia Gillard; refugee issues; the monarchy and the Australian flag; the Aboriginal flag; art, technology and updating costs; her memories of 9/11; a peace rally in Perth and the Australian government support of war; the internet and social media; her concerns for the environment after the disaster in Japan, Nuclear power; seeing the affects of global warming, environmental degradation; the Apology to Aboriginal people; worries for the future; her son’s future.

Notes

Recorded on 2, 5 and 22 September 2011 in Coolbellup, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note TImed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects Sweeting, Pia, 1967- -- Interviews.  |  Artists -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Generation X -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Generation X -- Western Australia -- Attitudes.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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