1993, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Richard Hopman interviewed by Matthew Higgins for the Tharwa oral history project [sound recording]. Hopman, Richard. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 3 sound tape reels (ca. 33 min.) : 7 1/​2 ips. ; 7 in.
Published
  • 29 June 1993.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Richard Hopman interviewed by Matthew Higgins for the Tharwa oral history project.
Creator
  • Hopman, Richard. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Higgins, Matthew, 1957- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 29 June 1993.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 3 sound tape reels (ca. 33 min.) : 7 1/​2 ips. ; 7 in.
Series
Part Of
  • Tharwa oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Mr Hopman, teacher, speaks of his teaching background; his arrival in Tharwa in 1949; the school building; the woodfire; cricket pitch; climbing ropes between trees; planting trees; school bell; radio; projector; School Magazine; discipline; maturity of country boys; teaching his own children; preparation for teaching in a one teacher school; recorders; flag raising ceremony; Empire Day; school garden; hygiene inspections; combined sports day; excursion to the Snowy Scheme; hide and seek; horse cropping the grass; brown snake near the river; school inspections; rainfall records; P&​C meetings and dances; kerosene lamps; Junior Farmers Club; roads; floods; swimming lessons; shooting foxes; being roustabout for his brother, Harry, in the Davis Cup; cricket; Tharwa's links with Queanbeyan; being shot down during World War II; relationship between Tharwa and the large properties; card nights.
Biography
  • Mr Hopman taught at Tharwa school from the late 1940s to the 1950s.
Notes
  • Part of a project undertaken by the Tharwa Primary School in conjunction with the National Library of Australia.
  • Preservation, working duplicate and cassette copies made.
  • Recorded in Sydney, N.S.W.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-204552454.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (5 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research and personal copies: written permission required for public use.
Language
  • English
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