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Interview with Harriet Marjorie Caw [sound recording] Interviewer: Beth M. Robertson

Item Title
Interview with Harriet Marjorie Caw [sound recording] Interviewer: Beth M. Robertson
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 31/3
Date Range
26 August 1979
Creator
Caw, Harriet Marjorie (1893 - 1993)
Description

South Australian Women's Responses to the First World War

Marjorie Caw, nee Hubbe, was 21 years old at the outbreak of the First World War and living in Knightsbridge with her mother, the eminent educationalist Edith Hubbe. Her father had been killed in the Boer War and Marjorie recalls his leaving and the letters he sent home. She also recounts in some detail how, after completing her kindergarten teaching training in Adelaide, she travelled extensively in Europe with her mother in the months before the war. On their return Marjorie set up a kindergarten in their drawing room following the Montessori methods she had observed on her travels. Mrs Caw reminisces at some length about her reactions to the First World War, including those brought on by her brothers' participation and some people's reaction to her family's German name.

Quantity
2 cassettes
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Full transcript available (22 pages)

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