• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001536

Launch of the second stage of The Honoured Women Oral History Project [sound recording]

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 568
  • Date Range 7-Mar-00 - 7-Mar-00
  • Description

    34 minutes A recording of the launch of the second stage of the State Library of South Australia’s Honoured Women Oral History Project in the Lecture Theatre of the Institute Building. Bronwyn Halliday, Director of the State Library, chairs the launch and introduces the Hon. Diana Laidlaw MLC, Minister for the Status of Women, and Beth Robertson, Manager, Audio-Visual Project Team, State Library. The Minister reflects on the project’s instigation and in particular her annual luncheon for new women recipients of Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday honours. Ms Robertson explains the focus of the project and promotes the Library’s J D Somerville Oral History Collection that now contains a substantial archive about women’s community service. She plays excerpts from Honoured Women interviews. Speeches and an interview excerpt include references to recently deceased Dame Roma Mitchell. Pianist Stella Panozzo plays before and after the speeches.

  • Finding Aid Speech notes for Bronwyn Halliday and Beth Robertson with interview excerpt transcripts available (7 pages)

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  • See also
    • Laidlaw, Diana Vivienne (1951 - )
    • Mitchell, Roma Flinders (1913 - 2000)
    • Reinpuu, Ene-Mai (1932 - )
    • Beal, Susan (1935 - )
    • Cox, Lesley Mary (1918 - 2003)