7 Feb 2019
“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster
Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager
Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta
This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on March 21, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.
Joyce Barry served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. In her interview, Joyce shares what inspired her to join the services and what training was like for a young woman living in Victoria.