Oral histories on the topic 'American Soldiers'
Nan Boyd was born in Melbourne and came to Canberra with her parents as a baby in 1926. The interview is rich in childhood and young adult memories of Canberra in the 1930s and 1940s. Her mother, Henrietta (nee Obbinson) was a pioneer in the Mothercraft movement in Canberra in the 1930s. Her fath...
Topics: Aborigines, Acton, American soldiers, Anthony Horden House, Armstrong Siddeley, Arthur Calwell, Arthur Daley, Arthur Rubinstein, Artur Schnabel, AWOL (Absent Without Leave), Baden-Powell, Balmain Crescent, Barry Lyons, Bert Dickson, Blue Moon Café, Bob Llewellyn, Brownies (Scouts), Campbell High School, Canberra, Canberra choir, Canberra Community Hospital, Canberra High School, Canberra Musical Society, Canberra Times, Canberra University College, Causeway, Charles Daley, Chicken pox, Childhood memories, Christian Science, Church of England, Cootamundra, Darling Point, Darwin, Dutch airmen, Eastlake, Elsternwick (Vic), Enid Lyons, Finnisterre Ranges, Geoff Daley, Gilbert and Sullivan, Girl Guides (Scouts), Helen Reynolds, Henrietta ‘Jessie’ Daley, Henrietta Obbinson, Hodgkin’s Disease, Horses, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Kurrajong, Housekeepers, Hyatt hotel, Interior Department, Italians, Ivan Menzies, Japanese, Joan Daley, Joe Lyons, Liversidge Street, Margaret ‘Meg’ Daley, Marjorie Dickson, Measles, Mothercraft, Musical Society, National Council of Women, New Guinea, Ormond College, Peoplescape, Pianists, Picnics, PLC (Presbyterian Ladies College), Port Moresby, Professor Allen, Provisional Parliament House, Recreation Hut, Manuka, Red Cross train, Religion, Repertory Society, Ronisch baby grand piano, Russell Hill, Scottish Church, Scouts, Second 7th Independent Company (Australian Army), Slums, St Andrew’s Presbyterian cathedral, St Christopher’s convent, Sydney Conservatorium, Ted Daley, Telopea Park school, Wally Campbell, Walter Burley Griffin Plan, Walter Gregory, Wartime (Canberra), World War Two, YWCA
Jean Salisbury was appointed in 1942 as one of two Stenographer Secretaries to Frederick Shedden, the Head of War Cabinet Secretariat. She worked in the Secretariat until early 1945. Born in 1922 in Melbourne, she died in Canberra in 2014.
Topics: Accommodation, Advisory War Council, Alan Salisbury, American soldiers, Archie Wilson, Barbara Potts, Bert Port, Bicycling, Brassey House, Brisbane, Campbell (ACT), Chartered accountants, Coburg High School, Commonwealth Public Service, Commonwealth Typists Exam, Dacomb Business College, Dacomb Shorthand, Darwin (bombing), Defence Committee, Department of Air, Department of Defence, Douglas MacArthur, East Block, Essington Lewis, Frederick Shedden, Jane Price, Japan, John Curtin, Kings Cross, Marriage, Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall, Menzies Hotel Melbourne), Nancy Turner, Note-takers, Order of Australia, Pitman’s Shorthand, Rosie Fraser, Sam Landau, Schooling, Shorthand, Singing, Spirit of Progress (train), St. John’s Church (Reid, ACT), Stenographers, Sydney, Thomas Beecham, Typists, Victoria Barracks, Vincent Quealy, VJ Day, War Cabinet, War Cabinet Secretariat, World War Two, Writers, Jean Duncan