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Siobhan McHugh interviews and papers relating to her book Cottoning On, Stories of Australian Cotton-growing, 1990-1996

Collection Title
Siobhan McHugh interviews and papers relating to her book Cottoning On, Stories of Australian Cotton-growing, 1990-1996
Repository
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
Reference
MLOH 461; MLMSS 8533
Date Range
1990 - 1996
Description

Siobhan McHugh conducted these interviews while researching the book 'Cottoning On'. The book is about the development of the cotton industry in New South Wales and the changes it has brought to the community and the landscape. It investigates, in particular, the effects of pesticides and cotton growing on the environment.

MLOH 461/1-2
Interview with Harvey Baker, Environmental Director of the Australian Cotton Foundation

MLOH 461/3
Interview with Pearl Davern, former cotton chipper

MLOH 461/4
Interviews with Dr. Kate Short, environmentalist and member of the community watchdog organisation National Toxics Network, and Marg Mercer and Jan Douglas, both Gunnedah residents

MLOH 461/5
Interview with Roger Toffolon, Registrar of Chemicals in New South Wales

MLMSS 8533
This collection contains manuscript drafts of selected chapters, with annotations; letters from Gunnedah residents relating to the effect of spray drift on health; notes, newsclippings and ephemera relating to the book 'Cottoning On: Stories of Australian Cotton-growing'; and slides produced by the Australian Cotton Foundation, entitled 'Natural Threads'.

Formats
Sound Recordings, Graphic Materials, Textual Records and Photographs
Quantity
5 Sound cassettes (0.32 m)
Access
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