• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: PR00787

Ernest Lee-Steere interviewed by Helen Topliss [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 3116
  • Date Range 27-Aug-94 - 27-Aug-94
  • Description

    1 digital audio tape (ca. 42 min.) Sir Ernest Lee-Steere, pastoralist, speaks about his aunt, Kate O’Connor, who became an artist, how his whole family went overseas in 1924 and visited Kate in Paris who showed them the Louvre; how she won an All-Australian Art prize at age 86; how her father was believed to have shot himself but this remains a mystery; in 1910 on a journey back to Ireland Kate suddenly declared that she was only going as far as Paris and there she stayed; her inclinations as a suffragette; her relative poverty while living in Paris as an artist; how she cultivated some wealthy friends; how she became a Post-Impressionist painter, and her unhappiness at having to return to Australia in 1955. (From National Library of Australia catalogue).

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use. ↵Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Corrected transcript available (typescript, 21 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • O'Connor, Kathleen Laetitia (1876 - 1968)