• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001407

Interview with Maxwell Edgar Fatchen [sound recording] Interviewers: Roxy Byrne and Yvonne Abbott

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference SRG 438/29/14
  • Date Range 1986 - 1986
  • Description

    40 minutes Max Fatchen speaks about his cousin Irene Foster. Irene Foster died before the oral history project began. Max Fatchen talks about Irene’s family the death of her brothers in the Northern Territory and her sister at an early age, being a telephonist at the GPO, being a writer and contributing to Desiderata, wrote book reviews for thirty years, Henry Handel Richardson, encouragement of Australian women writers, relationship with Max, marvellous perception of literature, MBE for founding the Civilian Relief Centre at Gawler, poet John Shaw Nielson, Daisy bates, Dame Mary Gilmore, preliminary judge for the Advertiser Literary Competition, Barbara Ker Wilson and parties in her back garden, leader of many circles in the Lyceum Club including the Literature Circle, excellent critic and a great contribution to literature.

  • 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 Original WITHDRAWN.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 (6 pages)

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  • See also
    • Foster, Irene M