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Interview with Lady Elizabeth Bright [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Item Title
Interview with Lady Elizabeth Bright [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/45
Date Range
22 September 1992
Creator
Bright, Elizabeth Holden (1914 - 1998)
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Lady Elizabeth Bright was born in Melbourne and graduated from Melbourne University in medicine in 1937. She became a resident at the Queen Victoria Hospital for women and children. She moved to the Adelaide Children's Hospital in 1939, met Charles Bright and was married in 1940. During the War Elizabeth worked as a locum and did the medical examinations for the WANS recruits. She wrote "The Diary of a woman Doctor" for the Advertiser. She became the honorary medical officer for the Kindergarten Union of SA and was on the Social Welfare Committee of the Red Cross. Elizabeth travelled extensively with her husband who was a lawyer. She became patron of the SA branch of the Women Writer's Association from 1982 to 1991 and in 1983 published a book written by her late husband called 'The confidential clerk' about Charles Flaxman and George Fife Angas.

Quantity
1 cassette
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Biographical outline (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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