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Daphne Hilton and Rachael Hilton interviewed by Rob Willis in the Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project
Bib ID 6347022
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Hilton, Daphne, 1934-2016, interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2013 September 10 
2 sound files (approximately 117 min.) 
Series

Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Daphne Hilton, born in Murrumburrah, NSW, talks about her parents; her family background; the community of Harden-Murrumburrah; her childhood; her schooling and education; her memories of Harden-Murrumburrah Public School; WWII; her father; values learnt from her parents; her career; her horse riding accident resulting in a spinal injury; the extent of her injury and her treatment; returning to work; community life and the challenges of living in Harden; Mt Wilga Rehabilitation Centre; sporting activities during her treatment; the support and assistance from the Harden-Murrumburrah community; archery; her achievements at the Rome Paralympics; her career at Spicers Paper Australia; 1962 Paralympic Commonwealth Games in Perth; the development of wheelchairs past and present; Year of the Disabled 1981; 1964 Tokyo Paralympics; getting her driver's licence; 1966 Commonwealth Games Jamaica; competing in different types of sports; her marriage; her daughters; parenting; 1968 Tel Aviv Paralympics; moving to Canberra; coaching netball; her philosophy of life; her retirement from competitive sports; her involvement in 2000 Sydney Paralympics; taking up carpet bawls and lawn bawls; Margaret Harriman; philosophy of the Paraquad Association; discussing the focus of today's athletes. Rachael Hilton, daughter of Daphne Hilton, talks about how her mother influenced her; memories of her early days; her dance interest.

Notes

The Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project is a joint project being conducted by the National Library of Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Recorded with Olya Willis.

Recorded on 10 September 2013 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 pages) 
Subjects Hilton, Daphne, 1934-2016 -- Interviews.  |  Hilton, Rachael, 1970- -- Interviews.  |  Athletes with disabilities -- Australian Capital Territory -- Interviews.  |  Sports for people with disabilities -- Australia.  |  Paralympic Games.  |  Archery -- Australia.  |  Swimming -- Australia.
Occupation Sportsmen and sportswomen.
Other authors/contributors Hilton, Rachael, 1970- interviewee  |  Willis, Rob, 1944- interviewer  |  Willis Olya  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Paralympic Committee

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ORAL TRC 6112/37 (summary)
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