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Oswald Woodger interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 716995
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Woodger, Oswald, (James Oswald), 1911-1986, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Jan. 21 
1 tape reel (ca. 76 min.) : 15/16 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Woodger discusses the early days of Canberra and surrounding districts; his experience of the petrol business in early Canberra; Brodies Service Station; Canberra Motor Garage; Garden City Service Station; Thomas Woodger; Hayes and Russell;J.B. Young's Ltd; Everson and Calthorpe; Woodgers and Calthorpe; H.G. Colman; Harold Ganter; Canberra Steam Laundry; Besser Bricks; Fyshwick industrial area; the Causeway; Ebenezer Crace; Gunghalin; Wattle Valley Methodist Church Harvest Festival auction; T.E. Woodger & Sons; Federal Capital Commission; Anthony Horderns; Uriarra Crossing; William Morris Hughes; Arthur Collett; Percy Collett; Canberra and alcohol; Barton's bus service; Quodling Brothers buses; Theo Notaras; Canberra Chamber of Commerce; Victor Johnson; agitation for self government; the Advisory Council; lease hold systems of selling land; expansion of Canberra to NSW; George Read; George McKeachnie; Mr De Salis; Andy Cunningham; Bung Harris; brickworks railway, Westridge (Yarralumla) to Civic; re-stocking of Lake George; fishing in Canberra area.

Biography/History

Oswald Woodger was born in Queanbeyan, NSW in 1911. He was the Director of one of the oldest real estate and stock and station businesses in the Monaro district of New South Wales.

Notes

Recorded on 21 January 1971 at the National Library of Australia.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221546889

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 32 leaves) 
Subjects Woodger, Oswald, (James Oswald), 1911-1986. -- Interviews.  |  Real estate agents -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Interviews.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- History.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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