Crowded Houses, Empty Nests
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Sunday 23 March 2014 1:05PM
Utilising the collection of oral history interviews from the Australian Generations project, this feature goes inside that personal space we call home. We open the door on Australian houses and homes to discover the way we’ve lived domestically over the past eighty years. Boarders and lodgers, landladies and lovers all figure in households of the past; and while the recent decades have seen Australian houses expand in size, the number of people living in them has shrunk.
IMAGE: A FIBRO HOME IN AUSTRALIA CIRCA 1940S
This program takes a long view of the story of house and home in Australia across the 20th century.
Participants from the Australian Generations Oral History project, whose memories feature in today’s program, include; Ronnie Gauci, John Christodoulou, Diane Singh, Judy Martin, Georgina Hammersley, Olinda Poulton, Robert Howard, Marion Mills, Susan Guerin, Patricia Barrkman, Lynne Sanders-Braithwaite, Marie Cousen, David Cooper, Kim Bear, Russell Elliott, Lisa Jackson, Jo Sanaghan Cross, Stephen Brown, Gwen Waters, and Clare Atkins.