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Digitised Oral History – Truganina Explosives Reserve - Tape 3 Owen Hyde

From the Collection of Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society Inc (TERPS) 276 Queen Street Altona Victoria

Digital copy of original cassette recorded in 2000 and digitised in 2018
Object Registration
hobsons bay, draught horses, explosives reserve pier, myxomatosis, pine trees, queen street altona, edwardian garden, government superintendent houses, mcdonald, commonwealth bank, dr john lewin, altona, summer of the seventeenth doll, leslie george hyde, joe hyde, george grant, clive hyde, williamstown technical, mrs cronin, angus and robertson, pier fire, dutch migrants, communist party, laboratory, brass nails
Historical information
The interviews were recorded in 2000 by Bronwen Gray and Alan Young for the production of Unreserved, Stories from Truganina Explosives Reserve, animated stories from past residents, workers and interested people of the Reserve (subject to copyright 2004).

Owen and Clive Hyde are the sons of Joe and Joyce Hyde. Joe was the last Officer in charge of the Truganina Explosives Reserve. The family moved to the reserve on 11 December 1952 and continued to live there after the Reserve closed in 1962.
Owen lived at the house until his early twenties. He discusses growing up at the Reserve. The voice of Joyce Hyde can also be heard during the interview.

When Made
A primary source of information on memories of the Truganina Explosives Reserve and Altona,Victoria
Last updated
27 Apr 2020 at 10:48AM