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Anthea Harris interviewed by John Bannister in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5972547
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Harris, Anthea, 1948-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 164 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Anthea Harris, born in England talks about her family background; her mother’s memory of the WWII and father’s participation; the London bombings and 9/11; the Queen’s coronation; family moves; her childhood; early schooling; brother; her personal plans and thoughts of self; grandmother; attending Brownies; religion; her schooling, a scholarship and experiences of boarding; her memories of musicians coming to Newcastle Town Hall: The Stones, Jerry and the Pace Makers, Dave Clarke Five, Roy Orbison and Chuck Berry; walking the Pennine Way, through Derbyshire, Northumberland to Hadrian’s Wall; using Skype to contact old school friends; her memories of university; student politics; the Vietnam War; how a car accident changed her life; meeting future husband, Bob, being married in Lancaster; her memories of deciding to go to Australia as a "10 pound pom"; being interviewed to come to Australia (1971); the White Australia policy; moving to and the opportunities available in Australia.

Harris discusses her initial impressions of Australia; the Melbourne Cup; the migrant experience; work experiences; travelling back to England for holidays; working mothers and childcare; grandchildren; going on holiday to Europe; her job at Curtin University, W.A.; living in Perth; learning about the history of Australia; Aboriginal history; getting interested in the history of W.A. and the Australian constitution; Gough Whitlam; John Kerr; Australia as a part of Asia; the memories of the influence of the Queen; Prince Charles; CHOGM; the Americas cup; Bob Hawke; Paul Keating; John Howard; W.A. Premiers; a female prime minister; how libraries are totally dominated by females; changes to the library system; equalising of salaries in the workforce; the changes in technology; teaching computing at university; library courses and the changes in computing; the changing world; children; widowhood; the future; global warming; the Baby boomer generation; travel; thoughts of the global village; Japan’s earthquake and destruction.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 12 September 2011 and 10 October 2011 in South Perth, W.A.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects Harris, Anthea, 1948- -- Interviews.  |  Librarians -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Western Australia -- Attitudes.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  British -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Librarians.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/18
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 6300/18 (summary)
Copy: Summary
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