Oral history recordings

Listen to residents, business identities and former Council workers talk about life in Adelaide, as taken from the Adelaide Oral History Collection.

The following recordings are just a sample of interviews conducted from 1978 to 2013. Where possible, a transcript of the interview is attached. For your convenience, they are listed alphabetically, based on surname.

Sir Arthur George Barrett was Lord Mayor from 1937 to 1941. His interview was recorded in 1978.

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Margo Bates OAM is a long-term resident. Her interview was recorded in 2012.

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Rosemary Boucaut is a long-term resident and former Councillor. Her interview was recorded in 2012.

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Mr Primo Fortunato Caon and Mr Giocondo Giliante Caon were local business identities. A series of interviews were conducted in 1995/1996.

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Lady Esther Jacobs was a Councillor with the City of Adelaide. She was interviewed in 1978 and again in 1985.

No transcript available

Dr Rex Lipman was a local business identity. He was interviewed in 2012.

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Michael Llewellyn-Smith is a long-term resident. He is also a former City of Adelaide employee, working as a City Planner and Town Clerk. He served as a Councillor. He was interviewed in 2012.

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Paul Noonan is a long-term resident. He was interviewed in 2012.

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Paula is a long-term resident who wished to remain anonymous, so her surname is not revealed. She was interviewed in 1995.

No transcript is available.

Copyright

Copyright in the recordings and transcripts is shared by the Council and the interviewee for the duration of the interviewee’s life and vests wholly in the Council on the death of the interviewee.

Access to recordings and transcripts for either research or public use is governed by any restrictions imposed by the interviewee during his or her lifetime, and subsequently by the Council.