Oral histories on the topic 'Marrickville'
Issy Wyner was born at Paddington, Sydney, in 1916 and grew up in the Rozelle-Balmain area. This interview was recorded specifically for his recollections of life in working class Sydney during the 1930s Depression, as part of research and preparation for the museum’s 2007 exhibition *Scarred and...
Topics: Aborigines, Al Jolson, Albert Robbie, Anatole France, Apia Club, Bankstown, Bar Mitzvah, Bill Telford, Balmain, Cabinet-makers, Carbonetti’s (fish business), Card games, Charles Bellamour, Charles Darwin, Cinemas, Cockatoo Island, Communist International, Communist Party of Australia, Cricket, Darling Street (Balmain), Dawn Fraser, Demonstrations, Depression 1930s, Dole, Dress-makers, Drummoyne, Elkington Park Baths, England, Estonia, Evictions, Family background, Fort Street school, George Bernard Shaw, Glebe, Glebe Town Hall, H G Wells, Hebrew, Irish, Israel, Italians, Jack Sylvester, Jack Trainer, Jews, Latvia, Leichhardt Council, Leichhardt Stadium, Local government, Marrickville, Methodist Mission, Middle East, Music, New Guinea, Picnics, Police, Queen, Victoria Building, Ramsay MacDonald, Relief work, Religion, Rozelle, Russia, Schooling, Scots, Shaun O’Carroll, Socialism, South Africa, The Domain, Tivoli, Unemployed Workers Movement, Unemployment, Vaudeville, Volunteer Hotel, Waterview Street (Balmain), West Wyalong, Wheat silos, White Bay, World War Two
Therese O'Neill (nee Mahony) was born at Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1917 and, after moving to Yass, attended the opening ceremony of Parliament House in 1927. Recorded in 2007, she died in 2009.
Topics: Aborigines, Canberra, Clifton Hill, Colin Rose, Darlinghurst, Duke and Duchess of York, Family background, Hall (NSW), Hans Robertson, Jack Lang, Joe Lyons, Marriage, Marrickville, Mercy Catholic school (Yass), Milliners, Motorbikes, Narrandera, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Opening ceremony 1927, Parents, Picnics, PMG (Post Master General), Religion, Schooling, Shirley Strickland, Yass, Mahony