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Debbie Stessl interviewed by Hamish Sewell in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 6190856
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Stessl, Debbie, 1956-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
3 sound files (ca. 246 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Summary

Debbie Stessl talks about her family background; housing commission homes; working class; family relationships; schooling; social occasions, drinking and smoking, football parties with kegs, parents fighting, rugby league; bullying; swimming; music, uncle’s LP collection; rock’n roll; male, female roles; daily chores; father’s car accident and later death; mother’s work; Aborigines; Whiskey Au Go Go bombing; mother’s mental health; Kangaroo Point Business College; abuse; sex education; girl’s vocations; Kangaroo Point Business College; retinitis pigmentosa and RP gene; working as an accountant; computers and changes in technology; isolation; marriage; the Vietnam war; paedophiles; dancing; buying records; Beatles, Rolling Stones; bellbottoms; Normie Rowe; Rolf Harris; pierced ears; tattoos; Bulimba army base; higher education; religion; disability; being legally blind, financial assistance; Vision Australia; Retinitis Pigmentosa Association; holidays; grey nomads, their culture; baby boomers; being confident with technology: email, phone, listening books, e-book readers; voting; unions; Gough Whitlam; Bob Hawke; seeing eye dogs; concern about the stock market and finances, superannuation; big musicals in seventies, e.g. Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 10 January 2012 in Woodgate Beach, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects Stessl, Debbie, 1956- -- Interviews.  |  Retirees -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Queensland -- Attitudes.  |  Intergenerational relations.  |  Retinitis pigmentosa.
Other authors/contributors Sewell, Hamish, 1964-, Interviewer

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