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Interview with Thelma Johnston [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Item Title
Interview with Thelma Johnston [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/40
Date Range
14 December 1991
Creator
Johnston, Thelma (1908 - )
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Thelma Johnston was born in 1908 at Norton Summit and attended Norton Summit school until she was twelve years old. The family then moved to Adelaide and she went to the Methodist's Ladies College. Thelma was interested in craft work such as china painting, jewellery, enamelling and spinning and weaving and during World war II did work for the Red Cross shop and afterwards the "Acorn" craft shop. She and her husband were members of the Royal Yacht Squadron and Legacy. During the war she set up a kindergarten for children sent down from the islands because of the fear of a Japanese invasion. She was also involved with Flower Day and coordinated the Lyceum Club flower roster for 4 years and worked for many years for Meals on Wheels.

Quantity
1 cassette
Finding Aid

Biographical (2 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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