2012, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Georgina Hammersley interviewed by John Bannister in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]. Hammersley, Georgina, 1930- (Interviewee)

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Georgina Hammersley interviewed by John Bannister in the Australian generations oral history project
 
Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/192346092
Physical Description
  • 2 sound files (approximately 150 min.)
Published
  • 2012.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Georgina Hammersley interviewed by John Bannister in the Australian generations oral history project.
Creator
  • Hammersley, Georgina, 1930- (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2012.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 2 sound files (approximately 150 min.)
Series
Part Of
  • Australian generations oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Georgina Hammersley born in Adelaide, talks about her family background and memories of childhood; schooling; foster parents; Underwood Business College; money was hard earned; sense of belonging; grandparents; intergenerational families; women staying at home and looking after children; childhood activities; WWII; Darwin bombing; American soldiers; radio; the war spirit; knitting socks; Coolgardie safes, ice chests; suppliers coming to the door; sense of community; marriage and putting money on the mortgage; Holden cars; her first job at the University of Western Australia; religion; the golden period for Perth during the 1950s and 1960s; the Edgar Eric Cooke murders; immigration and new Australians; the White Australia policy; the global village; Aborigines, flora and fauna; her memories of the 1960s, Rock n Roll and the swinging 60s; beatniks; television; the family car; the culture and the Bodgies and Widgies; Surfies; decimal currency in 1966; Harold Holt disappearance; Gough Whitlam; Vietnam and East Timor; women’s place in society; Germaine Greer and her writing; women’s liberation; John Kerr; royalty; husband Ric’s career and career change; experiences in Sydney; Perth and the drug culture; the setting up of Cyrenian House, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service; the death of her daughter and husband; the impact of television, advertising, consumerism, gadgets, mobile phones, iPhones and technology; stem cell research; the mining boom, the fly in fly out system; parenting today; her memories of 9/​11; the arrogance of Winston Churchill against John Curtin; the consequences of global warming; Julia Gillard; Rudd’s apology to Indigenous Australians; doing alternative medicine, Reiki and reflexology; Buddhism; her hopes for the future and one nation.
Notes
  • Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.
  • Recorded on 3, 5 January 2012 in Mosman Park, W.A.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (5 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Technical Details
  • Mode of access: Online.
Language
  • English
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