• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001524

Interview with Mary Miller [sound recording] Interviewer: Margaret Allen

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 78/1
  • Date Range 23-Jan-84 - 18-Jun-86
  • Description

    4 hours 21 minutes Mary Miller was born in Yorketown, South Australia and spent her childhood on Yorke Peninsula. Her work in munitions factories during the Second World War led to her involvement as an organiser in the iron workers’ union and a life-long commitment to the labour movement. In the mid-1950s she qualified as a primary school teacher and became active in child welfare and Aboriginal education as well. She speaks about a range of organisations and activities including the United Trades and Labor Council, the Forty Hour Week Committee, the Australian Peace Committee, Australian Labour Party, Communist Party of Australia, Adelaide New Theatre, Adelaide Film Society, the Australian Workers’ Union, the Aborigines Advancement League, Aboriginal Progress Association, and the Aboriginal Education Foundation.

  • Access No restrictions on access
  • Finding Aid Full transcript available (62 pages)