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Interview with Isobel Richardson [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan

Item Title
Interview with Isobel Richardson [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/9
Creator
Richardson, Isobel (1921 - 2010)
Description

Isobel Richardson was born in Indianapolis in the United States. The family returned to South Australia when Isobel was four years old and, by the time she began secondary school at the Walford Anglican School for Girls, had settled in Blackwood. Isobel trained as a nurse and specialised in infant welfare, working for many years with the Mothers' and Babies' Health Association. She explains how she first heard about the Oxford Group and Moral Rearmament. The movement's emphasis on self-knowledge, moral absolutes, the involvement of people of all faiths and nationalities, and working on a global scale responded to Isobel's needs and interests. She describes her involvement with MRA which has, after her retirement, working at the MRA centre at Panchgani in India. She speaks of other South Australians involved in MRA and comments that many traditional MRA issues, such as Australia's relationship to Asia, are now concerns of the wider community.

Recorded on 8 April 1994, 1 hour 10 minutes.

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

Full transcript available (17 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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