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Western Sydney Women's Oral History Project: Letter from Winsome Phillis

Description

Letter written after the interview, highlighting a few corrections needed to the transcript and providing additional detail around some points.

Creator

Winsome Phillis

Publisher

University of Western Sydney

Rights

Copyright University of Western Sydney 2015

Date

1992-02-22

Identifier

ftf_thankyou_phillis

Text

67 Riverstone Rd.
Riverstone. 2765

 

22nd February, 1992

Dear Robyn,

After reading the copy of the transcript of our interview 13/12/91, there are just a few matters I would like to draw to your attention.

0.22        I have referred to Sister Barnes’ Hospital as a Nursing Home, but this is not correct. It was a Private Hospital for Mothers and Babies, so I should have called it a Maternity Hospital. Could you please adjust this.

Sister Barnes was a fully qualified Sister, and occasionally helped out with the other medical problems in the town, but mainly she dealt with Mothers and Babies. I have been told that she was a wonderful woman – at times she would even sleep on a mattress on the floor to make room for extra Mothers in her Hospital.

3.51        When I said our toilet was ‘out the back’ maybe I should have explained more fully that it was a separate small timber building about 20 feet from the back door. It contained a wooden seat with a black Sanitary Can underneath; the used Can was removed every week by the

2/

Sanitary Carter and replaced by a clean empty can.

9.42        When I left school I went in to Sydney where I attended Peacocks’ Comptometer College in Martin Place. (You might like to edit the spelling.)

Thank you for the tape and I hope the photos turn out well.

Yours sincerely,

(Mrs) Win Phillis.

 

Original Format

Paper

Item Relations

This Item Relation Item: Audio recording of interview with Winsome Phillis
This Item Relation Item: Photo of Winsome Phillis
Item: Transcript of interview with Winsome Phillis Relation This Item

Files

ftf_thankyou_phillis.pdf

Collection

Citation

Winsome Phillis, “Western Sydney Women's Oral History Project: Letter from Winsome Phillis,” From farms to freeways: Women's memories of Western Sydney, accessed September 24, 2017, http://omeka.uws.edu.au/farmstofreeways/items/show/463.