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Interview with Diana Penniment [sound recording] Interviewer: Adair Dunsford

Item Title
Interview with Diana Penniment [sound recording] Interviewer: Adair Dunsford
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/17
Creator
Penniment, Diana Elizabeth (1936 - )
Description

Diana Elizabeth Penniment, nee Thomas, was born in Adelaide, South Australia. She attended Methodist Ladies College for her secondary education. Her family could not support further studies, so she worked in a bank until her marriage in 1956, when she moved with her husband into a two room cottage on his father's property at Wirrega, near Bordertown. Diana had four children and she describes her growing involvement in public affairs, from school activities and craft groups to helping form a local branch of the Women's Agricultural Bureau. Diana rose to State President of WAB in 1986. Highlights of her term included organising two international conferences. Diana also explains her long term participation on the South Australian Rural Advisory Council. In 1991 she decided to focus on local issues and stood for the Tatiara District Council. She emphasises the importance of contributing skills and enthusiasm for the betterment of one's community.

Recorded on 27 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 curriculum vitae, list of newspaper articles and S.A.R.A.C. annual report, 1992 available (39 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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