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Transcript of interview with Diana Reynolds

Diana Reynolds was born on 24th January, 1929, at Penrith. Diana's father was one of two doctors in Penrith and the surgery was attached to the house on the corner of High and Evans Street. Diana attended the Australian College of Physical Education…

Transcript of interview with Olive Price

Olive Price was born on 8th February, 1918, at Hornsby. The family moved to Penrith when Olive was aged around 7 or 8. After leaving school Olive attended business college at Parramatta and worked in Sydney and locally.


Transcript of interview with Alice Potter

Alice Potter was born on 30th September, 1929, at Blacktown. Alice's parents owned a house on land which was later bought by Blacktown Workers Club. Alice married in 1954 and the couple lived with her parents for one year, before moving to Rooty…

Transcript of interview with Mary Pike

Mary Pike was born on 13th December, 1924, at North Sydney and moved to Windsor when she was six weeks old. In 1936, the family moved to Penrith. At the time of the interview, Mary had lived in her house in Lemongrove Road, Penrith, for 50 years.…


Transcript of interview with Winsome Phillis

Winsome Phillis was born on 5th March, 1929, at Riverstone. Winsome's father worked at the Riverstone Meatworks and the family lived in a house they had built in Regent Street, Riverstone. After leaving school at age 15, Phillis completed a…

Transcript of interview with Clare Pfoeffer

Claire Pfoeffer was born on 30th January, 1913, at Parramatta. Claire moved to Seven Hills when she was aged 10. After leaving school, Claire held a variety of secretarial jobs through her life, working for 28 years at a company named Australian…

Transcript of interview with Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker was born on 19th August, 1937, at the Paddington Women's Hospital in Sydney. Patricia moved to Blacktown with her husband and three children in the mid-1950s at age 21. Both Patricia and her husband joined the Communist Party, and…


Transcript of interview with Sheila Nottley

Sheila Nottley was born on 12th June, 1908, on a farming property near Kempsey. When Sheila was three months old, her mother died. Sheila moved to Sydney in 1945, firstly to Eastern Creek where she and her husband ran a dairy. They moved to Mt Druitt…

Transcript of interview with Brenda Niccol

Brenda Niccol was born on 20th April, 1920, at the home of her grandmother in Ballarat. She grew up in the Riverina area, on a block of land settled by her father after the first World War. When Brenda was 17, her mother died suddenly. The following…

Transcript of interview with Joyce Moon

Joyce Moon was born on 15th March, 1921, at Beelbangera, near Griffith in NSW. Her father worked on Burrinjuck Dam before buying a poultry farm at Schofields, when Joyce was aged 2. Joyce married at age 22 and moved to Riverstone with her husband.…