Union of Australian Women. Norm Barney Collection, University of Newcastle Cultural Collections.

The Woman's Perspective

These interviews were given to Jack Delaney by women who lived in the Lower Hunter Valley coalfields. They give an insight into the lives of working families during the twentieth century.

 

  • Eileen and Bill Armstrong - Abermain residents. Bill worked in the mines. Recorded 18 November 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Dot Avison (1896-1994) - Kurri Kurri dressmaker. Recorded 8 March 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

  • Norma May Bailey, née Sweetman - Early Wollombi resident. Recorded 11 July 1983.
  • Ruby Ball née McGarvey (1916-2007) - Wife of a Miner. Recorded 12 April 1979.
  • Rita Barnes née Brown (1913-) - Mount View resident. Recorded 20 April 1983.
  • Vera Baus, 1900-1984 - Cessnock resident. Recorded 17 October 1983.
  • Sister Betty Bernard. Greta Migrant Camp school. Recorded 5 December 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Stella Bradstreet - Wife of Theo Bradstreet, owner of a car dealership in Cessnock. Recorded 15 June 1981. - Part 1 - Part 2
  • Irene Brickman - Payne's Crossing resident. Recorded 5 November 1984. Part 1 | Part 2
  • Ada Bridge née Kedwell (1911-1994) - Greta Resident. Recorded 23 November 1984.
  • Christina Bridge, née Hawkins (1894-) Millfield and Cessnock resident. Recorded 4 November 1981.
  • Katie Margaret Bridge (Mrs Varney Bridge) - Mulbring Resident. Recorded 13 June 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Dorothy Brown - Early Aberdare resident. Recorded 6 August 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Winifred Brown, née Rees (1885-1989) & Beryl Guest - Cessnock & Kurri Kurri. Recorded 22 Mar 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Daphne Burgess née Drayton & Jock Drayton - Drayton family history. Recorded 8 November 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Edith Caban, Nell Burnet & Pat O'Connor - Cessnock residents. Recorded 1 October 1977 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

  • Edith Caban, Nell Burnet & Pat O'Connor - Cessnock residents. Recorded 1 October 1977 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Hilda & Vic Clifton - Wollombi, Mulbring & Cessnock history. Recorded 14 March 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Millie (1925-1995) & Joe (1912-1986) Cooper - Driver, Keinbah, Wollombi. Recorded 24 June 1984.
  • May Cox née Gilpin (1894-) - Kurri Kurri resident. Recorded 18 May 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Eileen Cresswell née Jeffery (1921-1997) - Kearsley resident. Recorded 27 April 1986 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Ada (1904-1990) & Albert (1902-1985) Cruickshank - Greta residents. Recorded 15 November 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

  • Molly Deasy (1886-1990) - Branxton grazier. Recorded 13 December 1977 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Evelyn Dodd (1900-) - Mining family. Recorded 14 September 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Myrtle Donaldson (1913-1999) - Pokolbin resident. Recorded 14 March 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Vivien Drayton - Wife of winegrower. Recorded on 19 June 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

 

 

  • Dulcie Farrell, née Griffiths (1906-1995) - Sawyers Gully & Bishop's Bridge.
  • Marie Fullicks - Cessnock Resident. Recorded 9 November 1983.

 

  • Thelma Gilmore, née Day (1914-2000) - Kitchener & Cessnock resident. Recorded 3 November 1984.
  • Julia Gresham née Sweetman (1897-1989) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 13 November 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Winifred Brown, née Rees (1885-1989) & Beryl Guest - Cessnock & Kurri Kurri. Recorded 22 Mar 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

 

 

  • Nell Kirk née Wood - wife of Ab Kirk, mine deputy & fitter. Recorded 12 January 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Olive Kirk née Marris (1904-2001) - Kearsley resident. Recorded 01 December 1984.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Edith Caban, Nell Burnet & Pat O'Connor - Cessnock residents. Recorded 1 October 1977 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

 

  • Bill (1907-1990) & Edith Rampling née Parker (1909-1996) - Kurri Kurri residents. Recorded 23 October 1984 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Dorothy Reay née Barrett (1900-1988) - worked in several businesses in Cessnock. Recorded 15 April 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Marie Rigby née Vile - Pokolbin resident. Recorded 20 April 1983.
  • Vera Robson (1888-) - Nursing sister & Matron. Recorded 2 November 1980.
  • Catherine and George Ross - Bellbird residents. Recorded 4 April 1983.
  • Grace Roxby née Walton (1907-1999) - Pelton Postmistress. Recorded 12 April 1983.
  • Thelma Ryan née Hungerford (1918-2006) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 1 March 1983.

 

  • Evelyn Salter (1909 - 1989) - YWCA Volunteer. Recorded 8 June 1982.
  • Grace Scanlon née Barrett (1903-2003) - Cessnock resident.
  • Frank (1906-1986) & Margaret Scanlon née Ward - Cessnock residents. Recorded 4 November 1984. - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Edgar (1900-1996) & Ilma Searston née Beckett (1908-1993) - Tennis Coaches. Recorded 22 October 1977 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Mary Smith, née Johns (1890-1984) - Dressmaker, Cessnock & Kurri Kurri. Recorded 22 June 1983 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Mary Snape, née Brown (1898-) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 12 October 1981.
  • Doris Snedden, née Barker (1914-1998) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 3 November 1984.
  • Ida Stephenson née Andrews (1904-2000) - Wollombi resident. Recorded 8 November 1984.
  • Dorothea Stevens, née Kime ( 1920-2002) - Hungerford Hill & Cessnock resident. Recorded 12 December 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Norma Stevenson, née Cameron - Ellalong & Cessnock resident. Recorded 30 January 1981. Part 1 | Part 2
  • Lil Stewart née Smith (1901-1985) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 15 November 1983.
  • Doris Swinton, née Boyle (1900-2005) - Greta resident. Recorded 12 March 1985 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Grace Swinton, née Dickson (1915-2000) - CWA Secretary, North Rothbury. Recorded 6 November 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2
  • Sarah Szacsvay - Cessnock resident. Recorded 21 November 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

  • Jane Taaffe, née Alcock (1900-1990) - Pelaw Main resident. Recorded 23 November 1984.
  • Peter and Lena Thomas - Peter was a mine worker. Recorded 16 November 1984. Part 1 | Part 2
  • Marge Tulloch (1897-1990) - Teacher, Pokolbin. Vigneron family. Recorded 19 November 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2

 

 

  • Ett Varley née Wellard (1892-1987) - Mulbring resident. Recorded 22 May 1982 - Part 1 | Part 2