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Author Knowles, Violet May, 1901-1996.
Title [Interview with V. May Knowles, teacher] [sound recording] / [interviewed by Chris Jeffery].
Published/Produced 1977.

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Call Number OH260
Physical description 1 sound cassette (1 hr. 30 mins.)
Transcript Transcript (34 p.)
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Summary Born in West Perth; family background; father, Joseph Knowles and mother Catherine Knowles, nee Ginnis; early life in West Leederville; schooling at Thomas Street; father's work at the West Australian before taking up land at Nangeenan; living conditions; the droughts between 1911-1914; water shortages; the opening of the Goldfields Water Scheme in 1912; salt problems; walking off the land; returning to Perth; schooling at Perth Girls' High School; co-education at Perth Boys' School; university; Claremont Teachers College; the teacher's strike; salary cuts; teaching at Perth Girls'; Thomas Street Primary School and Northam High School; development of country high schools; sporting activities and tours; changes in curriculum; conditions for teachers; social activities; transfers to Perth Modern School, Kent Street High School; promotion to principal of Girdlestone High School in 1955; development of suburban secondary schools; the closure of Girdlestone; transfer of students and staff to Perth Girls' High School; her work with the National Trust; and on the Children's Court Bench.
Subjects Knowles, Violet May, 1901-1996 -- Interviews.
Girdlestone High School -- History.
Teachers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Related names Jeffery, Chris, 1926-2008.