• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000015

Edna Ryan interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 2742
  • Date Range 20-Aug-91 - 16-Mar-94
  • Description

    16 sound tape reels. Ryan talks about her family background; political discussions at home; general domestic situation; bubonic plague in 1900 and growing up in Pyrmont, N.S.W. She then describes her introduction to the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World); anti-conscription campaign; impact of WWI and the Russian Revolution. Ryan also describes her Bohemian days; 1st jobs; Australian Socialist Party; timber workers’ strike of 1929 and her involvement with the Communist Party.

  • Access Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use from the interviewee's family. Audio closed
  • Finding Aid Corrected transcript (typescript, 200 leaves) for the 1991 interview. An uncorrected transcript (typescript, 32 leaves) is available for the 1994 interviews.

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  • Primary Creator
    • Ryan, Edna Minna (1904 - 1997)