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Interview with Jessie Goodes [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan

Item Title
Interview with Jessie Goodes [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/15
Creator
Goodes, Jessie (1910 - 1999)
Description

Jessie Goodes, nee Tate, was born in Salisbury, South Australia. She attended St Peters Girls College for her and married in 1939. Experience working in her husband's St Morris delicatessen meant that she was able to gain employment in a Salisbury grocery shop when she was widowed with three children. There were no government services available for support. Jessie attended a local meeting arranged by the Apex Club in 1958 to form a South Australian branch of the Civilian Widows Association, and was elected President - first of the local sub-branch, and in 1959 of the state branch. Two weeks later she was in Sydney for the formation of the national body. Jessie explains the structure of the association, its successful lobbying activities, and the early, intrusive administration of the civilian widows' pension. She also describes the Association's declining constituency and its current activities.

Recorded on 22 June 1994, 2 hours.

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

Full transcript with appendix of photographs and bibliography available (38 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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