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Interview with Gwenyth Hannon [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Drake

Item Title
Interview with Gwenyth Hannon [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Drake
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/61
Date Range
10 December 1998
Creator
Hannon, Gwenyth (1909 - 2008)
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Gwenyth Hannon was born in Medindie in 1909 and attended St Peter's Girls' School. She won an Education Department scholarship to do dentistry at University. She graduated in 1932 and became an Education Department dentist. She travelled around the state doing dental work at schools. She earned 240 pounds per year. Men were paid 480. She married a fellow dental student who had a practice on North Terrace. She worked in the dental practice from the war years. Her husband was killed in 1945 and Gwenyth was one of the initial members and one of the first vice presidents of the War Widows' Guild. Her daughter Pauline became a dentist and married a dentist. They moved to Canada and worked at the University of British Columbia. She has two grandsons.

Quantity
1 cassette
Finding Aid

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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