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Interview with Max Fatchen [sound recording] Interviewers: Roxy Byrne and Yvonne Abbott

Item Title
Interview with Max Fatchen [sound recording] Interviewers: Roxy Byrne and Yvonne Abbott
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/14
Date Range
c. 1986
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Max Fatchen speaks about his cousin Irene Foster. Irene Foster died before the oral history project began. Max Fatchen talks about Irene's family the death of her brothers in the Northern Teritory and her sister at an early age, being a telephonist at the GPO, being a writer and contributing to Desiderata, wrote book reviews for thirty years, Henry Handel Richardson, encouragement of Australian women writers, relationship with Max, marvellous perception of literature, MBE for founding the Civilian Relief Centre at Gawler, poet John Shaw Nielson, Daisy bates, Dame Mary Gilmore, preliminary judge for the Advertiser Literary Competition, Barbara Ker Wilson and parties in her back garden, leader of many circles in the Lyceum Club including the Literature Circle, excellent critic and a great contribution to literature.

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1 cassette

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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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