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South Australia - Archival Item

Ivor Snaith interviewed by Karen George in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project [sound recording] (2001)

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Ivor Snaith was the superintendent of the Church of England Boys Home, Walkerville, later known as Kennion House. In this interview he talks about his social work training and work with Boys' Clubs in Liverpool. He then discusses his move to Adelaide and his role as superintendent from 1954 to 1969. He describes the routine of the Home and his aims to create a less institutional, more family-like atmosphere. He mentions a number of the boys.


Access Conditions

To access tapes and transcripts held in the Collection at the National Library of Australia readers must fill in an Oral History Request form, available from the Petherick Reading Room. Access to tapes and transcripts is subject to the conditions imposed by interviewees. In most cases access is available, but in some cases recordings are restricted. Sometimes written permission from the interviewee is required. In other cases the tapes and transcripts are subject to complete restriction for a long period of time. Tape recordings may be listened to and transcripts viewed in the Petherick Reading Room. Unrestricted tapes and transcripts can also be accessed through inter-library loan through another state or local library. Some audio recordings are available online.

Prepared by: Gary George