Special Collections at Murdoch University

Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Interview with Olive Bottle

Interview with Olive Bottle. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with Olive Bottle by John Clements, recorded at Christchurch, England.

Olive Bottle was the first telephonist at the BBC after transferring from the General Electric Company, commencing on 17 March 1923. She shares anecdotes from her time as the sole point of contact between the BBC and the rest of the world.

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

Date: 24 February 1983
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 17 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54565
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