Dulcie Phipps

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Dulcie Phipps (nee Hart)

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Mrs Phipps lived her early years on the Hart farm in Hart’s Road in Richmond. She recalls her school days, her teachers and some of her school friends, and her years on the farm. 

Dulcie’s father was James Frank Hart. He had three sisters, Emily, Elizabeth and Emma. He also had a brother Dick (John Richard).  James was killed in 1925 at his brother’s property.

Dulcie’s mother was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Dodson. Dulcie had an older brother called Jim (James) and a younger brother called Donald Kenneth.

Dulcie married Fred Phipps and they had a daughter Mrs Wilson, and two sons called Clarence Frank and Desmond Frederick.

Points of Interest

  1. Corporal punishment at school
  2. Children’s games
  3. Taking the train to ‘tech’
  4. Death Duties
  5. Dr Washbourn
  6. Murchison Earthquake

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:    25th June 1984
  • Interviewer:             Les Slater
  • Typist:                     Louise Charters
  • Length of Transcript: 20 Pages

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