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Interview with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Walsh [sound recording] Interviewer: Margaret Allen

Title
Interview with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Walsh [sound recording] Interviewer: Margaret Allen
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 50/1
Description

Recorded on 13 March 1973. 1 cassette tape, 46 minutes. Interview log available (3 pages) Note: Technical quality very poor.

Mr and Mrs A. L. Walsh were amongst the original residents of the Cabin Homes at Salisbury and have remained in the district ever since. Mr Walsh, a carpenter, came to Salisbury earlier in the war years to build munition factory buildings. He was able to bring his family to Salisbury when the first of the Cabin Homes were available. Mrs Walsh remembers Salisbury at this time as one of the 'unfriendliest country towns' she'd ever been in and they both describe the problems involved in the lack of facilities and services provided to the new residents. Mrs Walsh became involved with the Progress Association and after the war helped the migrants moving into the area through her activities with the Country Women's Association, the Red Cross and the Good Neighbour Council.

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