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Nathalie Norris interviewed by Karen George in the Apples and pears oral history project [sound recording]

Item Title
Nathalie Norris interviewed by Karen George in the Apples and pears oral history project [sound recording]
Repository
National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
Reference
http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn4739695
Description

Nathalie Norris speaks about her family and background in Franklin; her father's apple orchard at Franklin; her grandmother's property at Shipwright Point; benefits of smaller orchards; her mother's work in the post office and involvement with music; her father's work at Port Huon Cold Store; her schooling at Port Huon; her aunt and uncle's apple orchard; picking and packing apples; going to boarding school; the death of her uncle and her decision to maintain the orchard with her aunt; assistance given by the Agricultural Department; Agricultural Bureau Field Days; her aunt's death (1959); female labourers; pruning, spraying and soil improvement; her experience of country life; marketing apples and dealing with export agents; Apple and Pear Growers' Association; orchardist Winder Smith; problems of increased competition; exporting apples overseas; travelling overseas; popularity of Red Delicious apples (1960s); different apple varieties for different markets; German love of Democrat apples; popularity of Granny Smiths overseas.

Quantity
2 Sound files
Access
Available online
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  • Apples and Pears Oral History Project (2009), ORAL TRC 6160; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details

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