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Western Australia - Archival Item

Interview with Helen Jean Duncan (1977)

State Library of Western Australia

From
1977
To
1977
Website
http://catalogue.slwa.wa.gov.au/record=b1768170~S2#.UTKQmDd5f8k
Reference No
OH244
Legal Status
State Library of Western Australia Call Number

'Interview with Helen Jean Duncan' is an oral history interview from 1977 that is held at the State Library of Western Australia. Helen discusses her work at the House of Mercy for unmarried mothers, Alexandra Home, involvement with Mothercraft training and the opening of Ngala.

Details

Access Conditions

Open. This oral history interview is available to hear and the transcript can be viewed at the State Library of Western Australia.

Records

[From the State Library of Western Australia]

[This interview includes Jean Duncan's recollections of] working with the House of Mercy for unmarried mothers, later called the Alexandra Home in 1949; involvement with mothercraft training; fundraising; the opening of N'Gala; involvement with the management; and the first matron, Beryl Grant; development of South Perth; market gardens; Mends Street shopping facilities; ferry and tram transport; involvement in the establishment of the Day Care centre opened in 1972. Includes outline of child health course at N'Gala Mothercraft Home and Training Centre.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser