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Oral History – Rina Lovreta (née Ukich). Voices of the Women project

Oral history of Rina Lovreta (née Ukich) recorded as part of the Voices of the Women project. Audio and transcript Listen: Transcript: Edited transcript of an oral history of  Rina Lovreta (née Ukich) recorded by Denise Cook on 2 October 2017 for the Voices of the Women Oral History Project: City of Cockburn (Azelia Ley Museum) and Dalmatinac Club. Densie Cook (interviewer): Can we just start by you telling me your full name? Rina Lovreta: I am Rina Lovreta. DC: When were you born, Rina? RL: In 1940. DC: And where? RL: In Spearwood. DC: What was your mum’s...

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Oral History – Faye Gatti (née Pivać). Voices of the Women project

Oral history of Faye Gatti (née Pivać) recorded as part of the Voices of the Women project. Audio and transcript. Listen: Transcript: Edited transcript of an oral history of Faye Gatti (née Pivać) recorded by Denise Cook on 13 November 2017 for the Voices of the Women Oral History Project: City of Cockburn (Azelia Ley Museum) and Dalmatinac Club. Denise Cook (interviewer): Could I ask you your full name? Faye Gatti: Faye Gatti. DC: When were you born? FG: 9th of June 1942. DC: Where were you born? FG: Kalgoorlie. DC: Could you give me your mother’s name? FG:...

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Take the Chief Scientist’s Storytime Pledge

Cockburn Libraries is supporting the Chief Scientist’s Storytime Pledge, asking people to read a book to a child this holiday season. As part of his #StorytimePledge campaign launched yesterday, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has challenged everyone to share a great book with a special child over the summer holidays. While our usual library storytimes take a break over Christmas and January, it’s great to find a bit of time for your own storytime sessions at home.  Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) CEO Sue McKerracher said, “This is a wonderful initiative by our Chief Scientist and makes the point that...

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Aboriginal Oral History Project

The City of Cockburn Aboriginal Oral History Project records and summarises the oral histories of eleven indigenous people with a custodial or cultural connection to the Cockburn district. Most of these interviews were recorded in 2001, and were conducted by Dr. Leonie Stella from Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology.  The interview with Roma Loo-Kickett, was recorded in 2005 with Uta Eckhardt and Nikki Branniga. Complete transcript available for each recording: Transcript of Dr Joan Winch oral history Transcript of Patrick Hume oral history Transcript of Beth Woods oral history Transcript of Christine Coyne oral history Transcript...

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Thomas (Tom) Ford – Aboriginal Oral History Project

Thomas (Tom) Ford, interviewed for the City of Cockburn Aboriginal Oral History Project (2001) The City of Cockburn Aboriginal Oral History Project records and summarises the oral histories of eleven indigenous people with a custodial or cultural connection to the Cockburn district. This recorded conversation between Thomas Henry Ford and Leonie Stella took place at Mr. Ford’s home in Yangebup on 31  May 2001. Full audio and transcript below. Introduction Mr. Ford was born at the Badjaling Mission on August 16, 1934. His mother was Minnie (nee Garlett) and his father was Ted Ford. Thomas Henry Ford has been...

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PM’s Literary Awards 2017

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. And the winners are… 2017 winners were announced today at Parliament House. Winners across six categories were selected from a strong shortlist of 30 literary and historical works, representing a diverse mix of Australian authors and illustrators. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Fiction Their Brilliant Careers / Ryan O’Neill Australian history Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story...

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