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Interview with Elizabeth Richards [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Jones

Item Title
Interview with Elizabeth Richards [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Jones
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/54
Date Range
4 August 1997
Creator
Richards, Elizabeth K
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Elizabeth Richards was born and lived in Highgate. She attended Greenways and MLC schools and became a pre-school teacher. Taught at Tiverton School at Unley Park and Gosse home on Greenhill Road. Then moved to Lockleys kindergarten, Stephney and was the director of Netherby kindergarten in the 1970s. Interested in pottery and she and a friend set up a studio in Lockleys. Elizabeth became secretary of the Peace Pledge Union and she attended a Peace Conference in India in 1961 and one in Sheffield in 1972. She was president of the pre-school teachers' association for six years and was involved in a pay case which increased salaries. In 1975 she mounted a display of resources for 0-8 year olds which was held at the Institute of Teachers in May 1976. It was repeated in 1977. Elizabeth worked with children for forty years and retired in 1979. In retirement she worked for UNICEF, became a member of the Lyceum Club in 1982, was the patron of Children's Week, did broadcasting for 5UV, and did a TAFE course which enabled her to teach English to an Iranian migrant.

Quantity
1 cassette
Finding Aid

Biographical (5 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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