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Olinda Poulton interviewed by Katie Holmes in the Australian generations oral history project
Bib ID 6252053
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Poulton, Olinda, 1958-, Interviewee
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
4 sound files (approximately 281 min.) 

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 


Olinda Poulton speaks about her family's background; her Dutch heritage; her parents' migration from the Netherlands to Australia; Bonegilla migrant camp; her parents' marriage; her brothers; her parents' jobs in Geelong; her childhood; the Dutch community in Geelong; religion; her schooling; the family home; social mobility; finances; family life; her first job at Coles; travelling within Australia; her first car; meeting her husband Brian; moving to Hopetoun; her parents' divorce; her wedding; her husband's family; her children; the community in Hopetoun; sports; social life in rural Victoria; her husband's and son's involvement with football; her netball coaching and umpiring; her career; her current job, coordinating aged and disability services for the Yarriambiack Shire; parenting; work life balance; further education and training; health care and women's health; family holidays; family values; her brother Ronnie; disability care; rural Australia; the effects of declining population of rural Victoria; her children's education and career; technological changes; communication through social media in rural communities; the landscape around Hopetoun; the drought and its impact on the farming communities; quilt making and the arts and craft group in Hopetoun; her interests; friendships; visiting her extended family in Netherlands with her husband; her family's standard of living and way of life; her daughter's move to Shepparton; morals and values of the younger generation; her daughter's career and family life balance; being a grandparent; rekindled childhood friendship; her achievements.


Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 4 and 5 June 2012 in Hopetoun, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (19 pages) 
Subjects Poulton, Olinda, 1958- -- Interviews.  |  Health services administrators -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Rural health -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Australia -- Attitudes.
Occupation Health services administrators.
Other authors/contributors Holmes, Katie, Interviewer

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