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Interview with Barbara Hardy [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan

Item Title
Interview with Barbara Hardy [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/7
Creator
Hardy, Barbara (1927 - )
Description

Barbara Hardy, nee Begg, was born at Largs Bay, Adelaide. She attended Woodlands Girls School and began a science degree at Adelaide University aged 16. She married Tom Hardy in 1948. During the 1950s and 60s family and sport were Barbara's chief interests, however camping holidays also awakened her concern for the environment. In 1972 she began voluntary work with the Conservation Council and in 1974 started a degree in earth sciences at Flinders University. With growing expertise as a lobbyist, Barbara assisted David Wotton, Shadow and then Minister for the Environment in the late 70s and early 80s. Her husband died in 1980. Barbara resigned from the Liberal Party so that her activism could be non-party based, and since then has applied her 'patience, persistence and perspiration' to many organisations and issues, including the Australian Heritage Commission, Landcare, the National Parks Foundation and the Science and Technology Centre.

Recorded on 3 March and 2 April 1994, 2 hours 56 minutes.

Formats
Sound cassette
Quantity
3 tapes
Access
Not for loan - Reading room access only
Finding Aid

Full transcript with appendix of photographs and list of references available (53 pages).

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  • Oral History of Women's Political Activity : SUMMARY RECORD [sound recording] Interviewers: Barbara Baird, Helen Chryssides, June Donovan and Adair Dunsford, OH 250; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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