Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Chic Wyatt (nee Anderson)

From the Collection of Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council Cnr Osborne and Giffard Streets Williamstown Victoria

Description
CD and transcript of interview with Chic Wyatt (nee Anderson) and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. The purpose of the interview is to discuss a collection of photos she lent to the Gardens for copying (registration no. 2013.001) and to recall memories of her Father, Ernie Anderson and of living in the grounds.
Attached Files
Object Registration
2014.002a,b
Keywords
chic anderson, chic wyatt, anderson, fish pond, ornamental lake, gates, curator, horse, army camp, americans, world war 2, cannons, williamstown botanic gardens, hobsons bay city council, william joseph crowe
Historical information
The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens
When Made
27 December 2013
Significance
A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens.
Chic is the daughter of Ernie Anderson who worked at the Gardens from the age of 15 until he retired at 65. Ernie’s full name was Ernest Rupert Cyril Anderson. Chic verified from her Mother’s bible that her Father was born 19th June 1895. The Anderson family moved into the Curator’s Lodge in the grounds of the Gardens in 1938 following the death of the previous Curator, William Joseph Crowe.
Last updated
15 Aug 2019 at 6:24PM