Oral histories on the topic 'Children'
Josephine (‘Jo’) Vallentine, born in 1946, is an Australian peace activist and former senator for Western Australia. She entered the Senate on 1 July 1985 after election as a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Party but sat as an independent and then as a member of the Greens Western Australia fro...
Topics: ALP National Conference, Annabelle Newbur, Anti-Nuclear Alliance, Baha’i, Bob Brown, Bob Hawke, Brian Harradine, Buddhism, Canberra, Catherine Berndt, Catholicism, Charles Court, Children, Colin Barnett, Country Women’s Association, Dorothy Day, Edward St John, Electorate allowance, Environment Centre (WA), Exchange student (USA), Farming, Gareth Evans, George Miles, George Shultz, Green Skills, Greens, Harry Cohen, Indigenous issues, International Year of Peace 1986, Joanna Macy, John Dawkins, Kim Beazley, Loreto Convent Boarding School, Marble Bar (WA), Matthew Fox, Michael Denborough, MX missile crisis, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Disarmament Party, Overpopulation, Parents, Peace activists, Peace Education Project, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Peter Garrett, Peter Jones (husband), Peter Walsh, Quaker peace conference (London 1985), Quakers, Ronald Reagan, Ros Kelly, Ruth Coleman, Schooling, Senate, Teachers’ College, University of Western Australia, Uranium mining, Veronica Brady, Vietnam protests, Western Australian Council on Social Services, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Marjorie (‘Marj’) Johnson, born in 1921, worked occasionally in the provisional Parliament House and also worked at the Kurrajong Hotel. She grew up in the Causeway.
Topics: Australian Rules football (Canberra), Canberra (1920s-1940s), Causeway (1930s-1940s), Children, Depression (1930s), Family background, Filshie, Mr. H. (headmaster), Games (childhood), Gardens (Provisional Parliament House), Harold Holt, Home life (Causeway), Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, J B Young’s store, John Curtin, John Gorton, Kurrajong Hotel, Lake Cargelligo, Marriage, Molonglo (internment camp), Orange (NSW), Parents, Queanbeyan River, Reid (ACT), Robert Menzies, Salvation Army, Schooling, Scott’s Crossing, Sports, Telopea Park school, World War Two (Canberra), Zara Holt