• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001498

Interview with Thelma Johnston [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference SRG 438/29/40
  • Date Range 14-Dec-91 - 14-Dec-91
  • Description

    40 minutes Thelma Johnston was born in 1908 at Norton Summit and attended Norton Summit school until she was twelve years old. The family then moved to Adelaide and she went to the Methodist’s Ladies College. Thelma was interested in craft work such as china painting, jewellery, enamelling and spinning and weaving and during World war II did work for the Red Cross shop and afterwards the “Acorn” craft shop. She and her husband were members of the Royal Yacht Squadron and Legacy. During the war she set up a kindergarten for children sent down from the islands because of the fear of a Japanese invasion. She was also involved with Flower Day and coordinated the Lyceum Club flower roster for 4 years and worked for many years for Meals on Wheels.

  • 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 Original WITHDRAWN.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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  • Primary Creator
    • Johnston, Thelma (1908 - 1993)