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Interview with John Clements - 001

Interview with John Clements - 001. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Audio (MP3) (Interview - Tape 1)
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Audio (MP3) (Interview - Tape 2)
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Audio (MP3) (Interview - Tape 3)
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Summary

Tape 1 - John Clements talks with an unidentified person about his life and experiences.

Tape 2 - John Clements talks about his experiences trying to sell Chinese soap.

Tape 3 - Interview with John Clements by Lorraine Stevens.

John Clements talks about his early life and arriving in Western Australia. As a child, John had ambitions of becoming a farmer. He discusses his early education and fascination with Australian culture as an adult. He recalls the journey over to Australia, arriving on 2 January 1929. John shares his experiences adjusting to life in Australia.

Tape 4 - John Clements talks about the bombing of Hiroshima and the growth of the Peace movement in Australia.

Tape 1 was recorded 19 December 1977. Tape 2 was recorded 15 December 1977. Tape 3 was recorded 12 September 1980. Tape 4 was recorded on an unknown date.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 19 December 1977
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: Murdoch University
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54436
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