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Interview with Queenie Symonds (1896-)

Interview with Queenie Symonds (1896-)
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
ORAL TRC 2301 Int. 198

Interviewer : Brenda Factor. 2 March 1987. 2 cassettes (ca. 75 min.). Transcript available.
Recorded by the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project, funded by a bicentennial grant to the NSW Council on the Ageing and the Oral History Association of Australia (NSW).
orn in Eden, NSW, Symonds speaks of her family background ; parents' background ; lifestyle in Eden ; Jewsish customs ; the family moving to Sydney when she was 11 ; childhood memories ; family life, home and living conditions ; family shops in Eden and Sydney ; courtship and marriage ; her brothers and sisters ; her daughter travelling to Palestine after World War II ; her schooling ; family maids ; her husband's background ; kosher foods ; employment in shoe shop ; social life before marriage ; picnics and recreation ; trip overseas with husband ; husband's employment ; memories of World War I ; her children ; forming the first Council of Jewish women ; council activities, its purpose ; Jewish immigrants.

2 audio cassettes

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