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Interview with Gwenneth Ballantyne [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Item Title
Interview with Gwenneth Ballantyne [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/5
Date Range
c. 1986
Creator
Ballantyne, Gwenneth
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Gwenneth Ballantyne talks about growing up in North Adelaide and Torrensville, World War I, actress Mimi Mattin, the Depression, attending Scott's Business College, job as a typist with the Freemasons under Mr Charles Glover, acting in 'A Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers', secretary for the Little Theatre Company, marriage and children, World War II, husband Colin's return, theatre involvement, the Hut theatre, teaching drama at the Wilderness School for 27 years, joining the Lyceum Club, performed 'Victoria Regina' at the Club, trip to Europe, working with John Bishop to establish a Festival Theatre, became President of the Lyceum Club in 1978, and in 1985 resigned as leader of the Play Reading Group.

Quantity
2 cassettes
Finding Aid

Biographical outline, (4 pages)

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  • Adelaide Lyceum Club, 1922 - 2000, SRG 438; Lyceum Club (Adelaide) Incorporated (1922 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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