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Interview with Edna Ryan [sound recording] Interviewer : Lucy Taksa.

Title
Interview with Edna Ryan [sound recording] Interviewer : Lucy Taksa.
Repository
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
Reference
TRC 2301 INT 156
Date Range
19 October 1987
Description

Interview by Lucy Taksa in 1987 with Edna Ryan for the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Collection.
Born in Pyrmont, Sydney, Ryan speaks of her early life ; going to school ; clerical employment ; studying at business college ; different homes in Sydney ; strikes ; family life ; memories of and attitudes during World War I ; memories of the 1917 general strike ; the working classes ; International Workers of the World (IWW) ; politics of 1910-1930 ; her political interests ; street corner meetings ; family reading material ; memories of the Domain ; life as a Socialist, meeting places and haunts ; favourite speakers ; socialists being framed for crimes ; socialist/working class communication ; social conditions, her own research of the period ; the War Precautions Act ; socialism and the Labor Party ; her interest in, and reading of Lenin and Russia ; Justice Beeby and working class leaders.

Formats
Audio
Quantity
2 cassettes ( m)
Access
Open access

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