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South Australia - Archival Series

Interview with Grace Warlimont and Kathleen Grimmett by Beth M Robertson (1997)

Vaughan House

Reference No
OH 403
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

Interview (2 hours 41 minutes) concerning the operation of Vaughan House during the above period. Grace Warlimont was physical education instructor at the school and then became Deputy Superintendent under Superintendent Beth McMenamie. Kathleen Grimmett was the first professional teacher at the home. The interviewees discuss Miss McMenamie's work and give insights into the running of the home, the lives of the girls living there and the impact of changes in Welfare Department policies in 1970. Transcript and tapes available for research. Date range - recorded 1997, information covers years 1952 -1976.


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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Leanne Howard