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Mary Townsend interviewed by Wendy Lowenstein for the Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection
Bib ID 6298511
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word, audiotape reel]
Author
Townsend, Mary, 1904-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1974 April 13 
1 sound tape reel (approximately 66 min.) : analog 
Series

Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection.

Summary

Mary Townsend speaks about her family; working as a dressmaker; the lack of social services during the Depression; her education; working as a nurse; her siblings' experience of the Depression; finding employment; her husband's work as an engineer; living conditions in England; the outbreak of World War II; work opportunities for women and immigrating to Australia.

Notes

Recorded during 13 April 1974.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 pages). 
Subjects Townsend, Mary, 1904- -- Interviews.  |  Dressmakers -- New Zealand -- Interviews.  |  Nurses -- New Zealand -- Interviews.  |  Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  New Zealanders -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1929-1939.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 1929-1939.
Occupation Dressmakers.  |  Nurses.
Other authors/contributors Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006, Interviewer  |  Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006. Weevils in the flour

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