Special Collections at Murdoch University

Special Collections at Murdoch University

Our Special Collections are home to thousands of culturally significant, unique and hard to find items.
These collections offer a rich resource for staff and students and enable the research and teaching goals of the university.

Interview with May Pennefather

Interview with May Pennefather. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

Audio (MP3) (Interview)
Download (68MB)


Interview with May Pennefather by John Clements.

May Pennefather was one of four Australian nurses who worked in Spain during the Civil War. May recalls the poor conditions of hospitals in the post-Depression period. She became involved in left wing politics through a coworker. After working in terrible conditions in Australia for six months, she volunteered for the small contingent of nurses sent to Spain as a protest against fascism.

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

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Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.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 : 68 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54815
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year