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Rita Mitchell

Interview with Rita Mitchell

Rita Mitchell, Lady Mayoress of Ryde 1951-53 and 1957, recounts stories of her life and times. She was active with volunteer work and, with her husband, became involved with local politics.

Interviewer: Pauline Curby 
Date of the interview: 15 May 1997 
Transcription: Gabrielle Godard

Audio extracts (.wav format):

  1. Sydney Girls High School
  2. Surfing at Coogee
  3. Early married life
  4. Child rearing
  5. The Great Depression
  6. Harry Mitchell and Ryde Council
  7. Ryde Housing Scheme
  8. Liberal Party politics
  9. Harry Mitchell becomes Mayor of Ryde
  10. Mrs Mitchell's voluntary work

Transcript(PDF, 163KB) - 38 pages

Last updated on 29 June 2015