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Mrs Burke interviewed by Wendy Lowenstein for the Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection
Bib ID 6298494
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word, audiotape reel]
Author
Burke, Mrs, 1907-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1973 May 8 
1 sound tape reel (approximately 50 min.) : analog 
Series

Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection.

Summary

Mrs Burke speaks about working as a shop assistant in Young; the signs of the depression during the 1920s; her family; her brothers; the beginning of her nursing career; nursing uniforms; Happy Valley, La Perouse; WWI; Prince Henry Hospital; her time at Prince Alfred Hospital and Saint Vincent's Hospital; scarlet fever; policies of Jack Lang, Premier of New South Wales; night duties; banks; her Irish Catholic background; trade unionist Tom Walsh; the Russian Revolution; her training for obstetrics at the Crown Street Hospital; child endowment; private nursing; WWII; her marriage.

Notes

Recorded on 8 May 1973.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214965923

Related Material Similar content from this interview also found in the National Library of Australia Oral History & Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 7065/141. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 pages). 
Subjects Burke, Mrs, 1907- -- Interviews.  |  Nurses -- New South Wales.  |  Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1929-1939.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 1929-1939.
Other authors/contributors Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006, Interviewer  |  Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006. Weevils in the flour

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ORAL TRC 246/82
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 246/82 (summary)
Copy: Summary
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