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Talking Shop Stories from Ballarat women

From the Collection of Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat) 117 Sturt St Ballarat Vic

Audio file. Edited from oral histories collected at Talking Shop exhibition Community Day March 2019, featuring the voices of Heather Horrocks, Shirley Whitefield, and Isabel Gribble
Object Registration
oral history, international womens day, heather horrocks, shop, haberdashery, business picot, widmer, mcdonald's, bakery hill,1970s, shirley whitefield, trams, football,1960s, isabel gribble, hotels, ballarat, women
Historical information
These oral histories were collected at a Talking Shop Community Day, March 2019, where the community was invited to come and share their memories on local shops and businesses. This edited piece was created for International Womens Day and features the voices of Heather Horrocks (speaking about the haberdashery business Picot and Widmer and the controversial McDonald's established on Bakery Hill in the 1970s), Shirley Whitefield (speaking about Ballarat tram and shop memories and playing local football in the 1960s), and Isabel Gribble (recalling visits to local shops and hotels). These snippets capture some of the varied and spirited lives of Ballarat women.
When Made
Last updated
22 May 2019 at 7:54PM