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South Australia - Archival Series

Vida Merle Maney interviewed by Adair Dunsford for the Honoured Women Oral History Project (1999)

Reference No
OH 505/5
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

Vida Merle Maney was born in Naracoorte in 1935. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1991, and was interviewed as part of the Honoured Women Oral History Project in 1999. Her interview includes a description of her time as a child at the Somerton Crippled Children's Home.


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The interview runs 1hr 58mins and is available on sound cassette (2 tapes). A full pdf transcript of 31 pages is also available online. To access the pdf transcript please use the link above.

This interview forms part of the J.D. Somerville Oral History Collection.

Prepared by: Gary George