• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001502

Interview with Lady Elizabeth Bright [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference SRG 438/29/45
  • Date Range 22-Sep-92 - 22-Sep-92
  • Description

    10 minutes Lady Elizabeth Bright was born in Melbourne and graduated from Melbourne University in medicine in 1937. She became a resident at the Queen Victoria Hospital for women and children. She moved to the Adelaide Children’s Hospital in 1939, met Charles Bright and was married in 1940. During the War Elizabeth worked as a locum and did the medical examinations for the WANS recruits. She wrote “The Diary of a woman Doctor” for the Advertiser. She became the honorary medical officer for the Kindergarten Union of SA and was on the Social Welfare Committee of the Red Cross. Elizabeth travelled extensively with her husband who was a lawyer. She became patron of the SA branch of the Women Writer’s Association from 1982 to 1991 and in 1983 published a book written by her late husband called ‘The confidential clerk’ about Charles Flaxman and George Fife Angas.

  • 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 Original WITHDRAWN.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 outline (2 pages)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Bright, Elizabeth Holden (1914 - 1998)