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Queenie Symonds interviewed by Brenda Factor in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 645981
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Symonds, Queenie, 1896-1989, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 Mar. 2 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 75 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born in Eden, NSW, Symonds speaks of her family background; parents' background; lifestyle in Eden; Jewish customs; the family moving to Sydney when she was 11; childhood memories; family life, home and living conditions; family shops in Eden and Sydney; courtship and marriage; her brothers and sisters; her daughter travelling to Palestine after WWII; her schooling; family maids; her husband's background; kosher foods; employment in shoe shop; social life before marriage; picnics and recreation; trip overseas with husband; husband's employment; memories of WWI; her children; forming the first Council of Jewish women; council activities, its purpose; Jewish immigrants.

Notes

Includes index.

Recorded by the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project, funded by a bicentennial grant to the NSW Council on the Ageing and the Oral History Association of Australia (NSW).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216364926

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available: 2 v. (31 p., 6 p.). 
Subjects Symonds, Queenie, 1896-1989 -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Jewish women -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Jews -- New South Wales -- Social conditions -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Factor, Brenda, Interviewer  |  N.S.W. Council on the Ageing  |  Oral History Association of Australia. N.S.W. Branch  |  NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project

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ORAL TRC 2301/198
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ORAL TRC 2301/198 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 2301/198 (summary)
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