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Valerie Donovan interviewed by Hamish Sewell in the Australian generations oral history project
Bib ID 6252054
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Donovan, Valerie, 1934-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
4 sound files (approximately 262 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Valerie Donovan speaks of her earliest memories; Eumundi in the 1930s; her family background; her father; her schooling; boarding school, Lower Kenilworth State School; her childhood at home; land clearing; American soldiers; WWII; knitting for the war effort; music of the time; Mt View family gatherings; her relationship with her parents; the arrival of electricity and telephone; religion; studying nursing; St Martins hospital; travelling in Australia and overseas; meeting her husband John; Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1960; Peter MacCallum Cancer Clinic; abortions; adoption; midwifery; her wedding in Brisbane; her pregnancies with her two children; the perception of Australia while overseas; studying history; working as a teacher’s aide; Masters degree at University of Queensland; extensive research with Wik claim; Mabo; her career in the public service; native title; Aboriginal protectors; pastoralists; Australian Aboriginal history; opportunities for women; technology; the speed of change in society; the transformation in communication; her parents; language used today; liberalisation of rights; the aging population.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 7 and 8 June 2012 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 pages) 
Subjects Donovan, Valerie, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Intergenerational relations.  |  Women historians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Nurses -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Historians.  |  Nurses.
Other authors/contributors Sewell, Hamish, 1964-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/63 (summary)
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