• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001666

Interview with ‘Ben Nevis’ [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 91/4
  • Date Range 4-Apr-90 - 4-Apr-90
  • Description

    2 hours ’Ben Nevis’ trained as a doctor at the University of Adelaide during the 1940s. As an intern at the Royal Adelaide Hospital he treated women who were suffering after having had illegal abortions. He practised in Adelaide in the 1950s and 1960s as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. He was sympathetic to women’s needs for birth control, performed abortions for women where he felt they met the legal criteria, and passed on information about doctors in Melbourne to as many of his women patients as he could who requested abortions. ‘Dr Nevis’ was a foundation member of the Family Planning Association.

  • Access Edited transcript only: Unrestricted. Tape recordings restricted until 31 December 2020.
  • Finding Aid Edited transcript available (19 pages)