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Archival Resources Details Interview with Ella Stack, physician and Mayor of Darwin (sound recording), interviewer: Phyllipa Stack

Title
Interview with Ella Stack, physician and Mayor of Darwin (sound recording), interviewer: Phyllipa Stack
Repository
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
Reference
TRC 459
Date Range
26 August 1976
Description

1 sound tape reel (c. 180 minutes). Stack speaks of her childhood and family background, her early days in medicine, her husband Tom Lawler and his work as an agricultural Scientist in the Namoi Valley, their reasons for moving to Darwin and her subsequent return to medicine, the condition of Darwin Hospital, her general practice, her developing interest in obstetrics and gynaecology, some of her experiences as a doctor on M.V. Duntroon in 1956, her husband's involvement in development at Humpty Doo, their children, her reasons for becoming an Alderman, the impact on her life from Cyclone Tracy, the Cyclone Tracy Trust Fund, her election as Mayor of Darwin, International Women's Year, Cyclone Tracy and the Darwin Reconstruction Commission.

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Access open for research; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee

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