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Lillian Ford

Interview with Lillian Ford

Lillian Ford describes her life as a child of English migrants and as a young married woman living in North Ryde. She includes comments on her father's successful building business and involvement in local politics, her childhood and attendance at Marsfield Public School, and her role in social activities in North Ryde in the 1920s and 1930s.

Interviewer: Pauline Curby 
Date of the interview: 13 October 1998

Audio extracts (.wav format):

  1. Arriving in Australia from England
  2. The house in Herring Road, North Ryde
  3. Early family life
  4. Work during the Depression
  5. The first family car
  6. Politics and Jack Lang
  7. Working as a single mum
  8. The Chinese market gardeners living next door

Transcript(PDF, 141KB) - 28 pages

Last updated on 29 June 2015