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Margaret Curtis-Otter, Acting First Officer, Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, interviewed by Dr Ruth Thompson for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Title
Margaret Curtis-Otter, Acting First Officer, Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, interviewed by Dr Ruth Thompson for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45
Repository
Australian War Memorial Research Centre
Reference
S00597
Date Range
15 June 1989
Description

Discussing pre-war employment as journalist; going to Hong Kong to join husband at outbreak of war; working as part-time cypher assistant with the British Navy and as public relations assistant with the British Far Eastern Ministry of Information; security provisions of cypher's job; move to England to join husband; resuming work with Ministry of Information as lecturer and as news writer for Far Eastern Ministry of Information; returning to Australia in 1941 and job with Office of Theatre Censorship; USAFIA; decision to join WRANS and selection interview; training at Flinders Naval Depot; attitude of RANS to women joining Naval Service; accommodation during training; appointment to Office of The Naval Control Service, Brisbane; appointment to Naval Information Service, Melbourne in 1943 and description of job; promotion; leisure; rate of marriage and motherhood of ex-WRANS in post-war period; pride in service with WRANS.
1 hr 55 min
Oral history
audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono

Formats
Cassette
Access
Onsite use only

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