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Heather Stella Starr (previously Blair), Leading Telegraphist, 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
Heather Stella Starr (previously Blair), Leading Telegraphist, 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
S00593
Date Range
13 June 1989
Description

2 hr. Oral history. Audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Discussing pre-war employment; joining the Women's Emergency Signalling Corp; enlisting in the Navy; training at Navy Office, Melbourne; posting to HMAS Harman; leisure in Queanbeyan and Canberra; meeting and marrying during her naval service and the nature of war time romance and a war time, "true navy" wedding; separation during the war and divorce afterwards; working with Y Section; security; disparity in pay between male and female members of the Australian Navy; uniforms; changes to HMAS Harman after 1944; demobilisation; post-demobilisation retraining; adjustment to civilian life.

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