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Patricia Barrkman interviewed by Hamish Sewell in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5972545
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Barrkman, Patricia, 1933-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 297 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Patricia Barrkman, born on a farm in South Gippsland, Vic. during the Depression years talks about her father’s war service and the effects of war on him; her mother running the farm; her siblings; daily duties; schooling; her mother’s death (1955); war bonds and rationing; Bradshaw Business College; working for G J Coles as a junior office girl; private board; routine for young women determined by others, morals of the time, sense of safety; playing sports; football (AFL); New Zealand, working in Wellington and Christchurch; broader life experiences; earthquakes; her return to Victoria; friendships; the impact of technology on relationships; her courtship and marriage; sex education; Dorothy Dicks; bedsits and flatting; the post war Americanisation of Australian homes and habits; telephone exchanges; icebox and refrigerators; laundry coppers; Holden cars; utility cars (utes); Australia in 50s; migration, ten-pound Poms; the death of King George, Queen visiting (1954), etiquette with royalty, female attire; the prevalence of American movies; Frank Sinatra; juke boxes; bodgies and widgies; death of father (1984); her children; the assassination of Kennedy; the introduction of the pill; how rural social structure ran on religious lines, Protestants, Catholics; Robert Menzies; Communists; Queensland; divorce; Germaine Greer; joining the Liberal Party; health issues; opportunities for children, free education; late night shopping; underage drinking; her kidney transplant (aged 65) and subsequent involvement with renal patients; Queensland Renal Association.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 22 October 2011 in Clayfield, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 99 leaves). 
Subjects Barrkman, Patricia, 1933- -- Interviews.  |  Age-structured populations -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Sewell, Hamish, 1964-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/16 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6300/16 (summary)
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