• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001492

Interview with Harriet Marjorie Caw [sound recording] Interviewer: Beth M. Robertson

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 31/3
  • Date Range 26-Aug-79 - 26-Aug-79
  • Description

    1 hour 15 minutes Marjorie Caw, nee Hubbe, was 21 years old at the outbreak of the First World War and living in Knightsbridge with her mother, the eminent educationalist Edith Hubbe. Her father had been killed in the Boer War and Marjorie recalls his leaving and the letters he sent home. She also recounts in some detail how, after completing her kindergarten teaching training in Adelaide, she travelled extensively in Europe with her mother in the months before the war. On their return Marjorie set up a kindergarten in their drawing room following the Montessori methods she had observed on her travels. Mrs Caw reminisces at some length about her reactions to the First World War, including those brought on by her brothers’ participation and some people’s reaction to her family’s German name.

  • Formats Sound recording (cassette) analogue
  • Finding Aid Full transcript available (22 pages)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Caw, Harriet Marjorie (1893 - 1993)