• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002842

Deirdre Hyland interviewed by Ian Jobling for the Sport oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 5900/45
  • Date Range 5-Jun-08 - 5-Jun-08
  • Description

    1 sound file (ca. 78 min.) Deirdre Hyland born 1936 in Peking (now Beijing), speaks about her parents; evacuating to Australia, Brisbane (1941); her brother; her schooling at Ashford, Kent, England (1946); her family migrating to Australia in 1950; school netball and hockey in England; Brisbane Girls Grammar; her interest in Teachers College, Physical Education (PE); her scholarship at University of Queensland for PE (1955); University of Queensland and lecturers; teaching at schools; itinerant PE experience, Townsville; National Fitness Council; her teenage years; Netball umpiring; her professional career; training general teachers to take PE; changes in Netball administration; becoming Qld. President (1974-1980); National Fitness Council courses; first Netball Association to seek sponsorship; government funding; Netball National President 1978-1988; establishing relationships with New Zealand; International netball, meetings 1963; Perth championships; netball name change (1970); International Federation of Netball Associations(IFNA); 1979 Trinidad International championships. Hyland talks about Ann Clark; coaches; Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); national league discussions; recognition as Olympic sport; increased finances; General Association of International Sports Federation (AISF); men in netball; dominant countries in netball; World Youth Cup; AIS Board Member role and function; netball for people with physical and intellectual disabilities; National Coaching Directors; player payments; netball in Commonwealth Games, since 1990; Mobil Super League 1991; netball for women; pioneers of netball in Australia as players, coaches, administrators; Joyce brown; Carlton Football Club; ABC radio; Fox television; netball promoting individuals; journalists; commentators; drugs in netball; knee injuries; changes in rules; her honours and awards; furthering academic studies.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 55 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Hyland, Deirdre (1936 - 2016)