• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001506

Interview with Dorothy Hughes [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference SRG 438/29/50
  • Date Range 6-Oct-95 - 6-Oct-95
  • Description

    15 minutes Dorothy Hughes was born in Western Australia and came to Adelaide and worked as an accountant from 1934. She became the organising secretary for the Kindergarten Union in the late 1940s. The first kindergarten was opened in 1906 in Franklin Street with Miss de Lissa in charge. Several kindergartens opened in the following years and training courses began. In 1939-40 the Lady Gowrie Child Centres were introduced in each capital city financed by the Commonwealth Government. In 1951 the Education committee was replaced by the Pre-School Council and the College Council. In the early 1980s the Children’s Services Office of the Education Department took over responsibility for pre-school education.

  • Formats Sound recording (cassette) analogue
  • Access Access to use copies only with written permission from the donor. Contact the President, Lyceum Club. Original WITHDRAWN.
  • Finding Aid Biographical (2 pages)

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    • Hughes, Dorothy