Dr Greg I Johnson

Interview Recording Part one – 19 Oct 2023 Part two – 19 Oct 2023 Part three – 1 Feb 2024 Part four – 1 Feb 2024   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Greg I Johnson 19 Oct 2023 by Roslyn Burge […]

William Todd

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Will Todd 11 Mar 2020 by Liz Chappell   Synopsis One of the best-preserved early town gardens is Bona Vista on the southern outskirts of Armidale. The two-storey home in local blue brick […]

Bob Cherry

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Bob Cherry 11 Sep 2023 by Jean Elder Synopsis Childhood memories of the people and places associated with gardens are frequently mentioned in recalling life stories.  Bob Cherry is no exception.  From a […]

Jocelyn Mitchell

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcription Jocelyn Mitchell 26 May 2003 by Jane Holth Synopsis Jocelyn Mitchell discusses how she became involved as a gardener and member of the Australian Garden History Society through moving to and living at […]

Carolyn Robinson

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Carolyn Robinson 25 Jun 2019 by Liz Chappell Synopsis Carolyn Robinson has created two significant gardens at her homes, Glenrock and Eagle’s Bluff, near Tenterfield in Northern NSW, since 1992. She has designed […]

Bob and Kerrie Crothers

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Bob and Kerrie Crothers 8 Dec 2017 by Liz Chappell with Jenny Sloman   Synopsis For over fifty years, Bob and Kerrie Crothers have promoted the joy of gardening and the importance of […]

Vicki, Jonathan and Michael Taylor

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Vicki, Jonathan and Michael Taylor 16 May 2018 by Marilyn Pidgeon with  Lynne Walker Synopsis This interview records the tree restoration work of the Taylor family at ‘Terrible Vale’, Kentucky, NSW. Since the […]

Will Fletcher

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Will Fletcher 28-Mar-2023 by Jean Elder   Synopsis Will Fletcher arrived in Tasmania in 1976 at the age of 22 after spending several years studying Natural Resources at the University of New England […]

Mark Geeves

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Mark Geeves 3 May 2023 by Jean Elder   Synopsis Mark Geeves was born into a long-established family of gardeners and orchardists in the picturesque Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania.  His mother Kay Geeves […]

Linda Green

Interview Recording     Interview Transcript Linda Green interviewed 1-Oct-2021-and-17-Feb-2023 by Patsy Vizents with appendix   Synopsis Linda Green was a member of the West Australian branch of the Australian Garden History Society and while having full time employment, attended […]

Elaine Lawson OAM

Interview Recordings Interview 12 November 2019 Part 1 – 1 hour 22 minutes Interview 12 November 2019 Part 2 – 12 minutes Interview 3 July 2020 Part 1 – 1 hour 22 minutes Interview 3 July 2020 Part 2 – […]

Catherine Shields

Catherine Shields

Interview Recording     Interview Transcript Catherine Shields interviewed 12 September 2022 by Jean Elder Synopsis Catherine Shields is one of Tasmania’s most popular landscape designers, whose creative work ranges from ever changing styles in contemporary outdoor garden spaces to […]

Peter Valder OAM

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Peter Valder 13-Mar-2007 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Long-time Australian Garden History Society member and author, Dr Peter Valder grew up in isolation at Nooroo, at Mount Wilson in NSW’s Blue Mountains. He […]

Carol Mansfield

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript  Carol Mansfield interviewed on 29 July 2020 by Patsy Vizents   Synopsis After a brief introduction to her early life and involvement with gardening as a child in the UK, Carol described how she met […]

Lindsay Campbell

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript  Lindsay Campbell interviewed 22 June 2022 by Jean Elder   Synopsis Bushwalking has been a lifelong pursuit for landscape designer, teacher and horticulturist Lindsay Campbell. His initial interest in native plants originated through regular walking […]

David Yencken

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript David Yencken interview on 20 March 2003 by Jane Holth   Synopsis David Yencken was a gallery owner, property developer and administrator in Melbourne, introducing the discipline of landscape architecture in to the urban housing […]

Carmel O’Halloran

Interview Recording     Interview Transcript Carmel O’Halloran interviewed 22 September 2022 by Patsy Vizents   Synopsis Carmel was born in Narrogin in WA’s wheat belt area and spent a lot of time during her school holidays on family and […]

Tara Edmondson

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Tara Edmondson interviewed 22 March 2022 by Jean Elder   Synopsis Tara Edmondson spent her childhood exploring and observing the coastal environment and bushland around Triabunna, Tasmania.  Living in a setting where family and friends […]

Bob Magnus

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Bob Magnus, interviewd 8 November2021 by Jean Elder Synopsis Bob Magnus is typical of many of his post-war generation who rejected the opportunity to work in a family business, choosing instead to pursue a non-traditional […]

Kingsley Dixon

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Kingsley Dixon interviewed 26 January 2022 by Patsy Vizents Kingsley Dixon  FTSE (Ph.D.) is an Australian botanist and was the founding Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, and helped to establish the […]

Robyn Mayo Hawkins

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Robyn Mayo Hawkins interviewed on 26 May 2021 by Jean Elder This is an interview with Robyn Mayo Hawkins recorded for the Australian Garden History’s National Oral History Collection. Robyn, a gardener and artist, is […]

Catherine MacLean

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Catherine MacLean interviewed on 13 August 2017 by Marilyn Pidgeon This is an interview with Catherine MacLean, of Armidale, NSW. Catherine is speaking with Marilyn Pidgeon, OAM for the Australian Garden History Society (AGHS).   […]

Gwenda Sheridan

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Gwenda Sheridan 30 March 2021 by Jean Elder This is an interview with Gwenda Sheridan, who is being interviewed for the Australian Garden History Society’s National Oral History Collection. Gwenda is speaking about […]

Dr Stephen Utick

This is an oral interview with Dr Stephen Utick, co-founder of Camellia Ark Australia, which aims to conserve Australia’s rarest camellias, and Chair of the International Camellia Society’s Committee for Historic Camellia Conservation. Dr Utick spoke with Laurel Cheetham and […]

Simon Brandon

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Simon Brandon interviewed 27 February 2020 by Sue Whitehouse This is an oral interview with Simon Brandon, former Head Gardener at Hopewood House, Bowral.  Simon is speaking with Sue Whitehouse, for the Australian Garden History […]

Rick Shepherd

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Rick Shepherd interviewed 3 October 2019  by Sue Whitehouse This is an oral interview with Rick Shepherd, Head Gardener at Retford Park, Bowral.  Rick is speaking with Sue Whitehouse, for the Australian Garden History Society […]

Les Musgrave

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Les Musgrave interviewed 27 January 2020 by Ruth Bailey This is an oral interview with Les Musgrave, owner and the Head Gardener at The Kaya, Wildes Meadow in New South Wales.  Les is speaking with […]

Janet Storrier

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Janet Storrier interviewed 4 February 2020 by Sue Whitehouse This is an oral interview with Janet Storrier, owner and Head Gardener at Hopewood House, Bowral.  Janet will be speaking with Sue Whitehouse for the Australian […]

Ian Carroll

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Ian Carroll interviewed 2 December 2020 by Lyn Barrett This is an interview with Ian Carroll, Head Gardener of Oldbury, Oldbury Road, Sutton Forest, N.S.W. and it is recorded on the 2nd of December, 2020. […]

Elaine Musgrave

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Elaine Musgrave interviewed on 27 Jan 2020 by Ruth Bailey This is an oral interview with Elaine Musgrave, Botanical Artist and spouse of Les Musgrave, at The Kaya, Wildes Meadow, New South Wales. Elaine will […]