• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001586

Phyllis Oldfield interviewed by Helen O’Shea for the Helen O’Shea collection of Australian folklore in its social context, 1989-1990 [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 2439/61
  • Date Range 13-Dec-89 - 13-Dec-89
  • Description

    3 tape reels (ca. 90 min) Folkloric recording, Mrs Oldfield speaks about other local families; clearing the land; her husband Doug Oldfield; social activities; farm chores; living conditions in 1930s; her children; Ash Wednesday bushfire; her dressmaking business; her wedding celebrations; lack of medical services; and her involvement with the Country Women’s Association. Part of a collection of recordings made by Helen O’Shea in the township of Ecklin South, Victoria in 1989 and 1990. The recordings aim to reveal the social fabric of life in a small rural community between 1900 and 1988.

  • Access Access open for research use; written permission required for public use during lifetime of collector.

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  • See also
    • The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. (1928 - )