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Author Sampson, Hughina, 1894-1986.
Title [Interview with Ena Sampson, teacher] [sound recording] / [interviewed by Chris Jeffery].
Published/Produced 1977.

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Call Number OH257
Physical description 1 sound cassette (1 hr.,30 min.)
Transcript Transcript (30 p.)
Access advisory Access open.
Credits This sound recording has been preserved and made available by the Oral History Records Rescue Group (OHRRG) Project supported by Lotterywest.
Additional formats A digital copy is also available online.
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Summary Born in Fremantle; family background; mother, Elspet Dawson, father, Walter Bell; childhood in Fremantle; school life at Princess May; recollections of teaching staff; father's interest in football and cricket; assistance from the Fremantle Football Club after his death in 1897 of typhoid; her mother's boarding house in Queen Victoria Street; entry into teaching; as a monitor at Rosalie School; her training at Claremont Teachers' College and the University of Western Australia and her appointment to Princess May in 1915; promotion to headmistress in 1924; her good working relationship with Sir Frank Gibson, Mayor of Fremantle; the Royal Visit in 1927; her retirement because of marriage in 1941; involvement with the Teachers' Union; the teacher's regulation strike; improvement to working conditions; husband, Noel Sampson; his educational qualifications and career; and as president of the Teachers' Union; return to teaching during World War II; husband's illness; and her return to work at Leederville Technical College.
Subjects Sampson, Hughina, 1886-1986 -- Interviews.
Teachers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia.
Strikes and lockouts -- Teachers -- Western Australia.
Gibson, Frank, Sir, 1878-1965.
Princess May Girls' High School -- History.
Related names Jeffery, Chris, 1926-2008.