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Interview with Victor Henderson

Interview with Victor Henderson. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with Victor Henderson by John Clements, recorded in Perth, Western Australia.

Victor Henderson shares his life as an agricultural worker and wheat farmer in Western Australia's South West. Victor's family moved from Victoria to Perth at the turn of the century, he recalls the impact of the depression on Western Australia, as well as lesser financial hardships. The Henderson family became involved in agriculture in South West of Western Australia. Victor recalls the majority of families who "went to land" clearing the bush for farming were previously professionals (architects, doctors, lawyers etc). He also laments the lack of suitable machinery for land clearing available to the family. Victor was unable to fight in the war because he was needed to keep the family farm running, he later became involved in the early stages of the agricultural union movement.

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

Date: 17 August 1981
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Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.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: 2 digital files : 57 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54818
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