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 […]

Ken Gillanders OAM

  An interview with Mr Ken Gillanders OAM on 10 November 2020 by Sally Dakis. Length of interview: 71 minutes.   Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Ken Gillanders interviewed 10 Nov 2020 by Sally Dakis    

Trisha Dixon

Trisha Dixon

  Interviews with Trisha Dixon. The interviews took place on 30 June 2020 and 9 July 2020. The interviewer is Roslyn Burge. Interview Recording Part one:   Part two:   Interview Transcript Trisha Dixon interviewed on 30 June and 9 […]

Shirley Stackhouse OAM

Interview Recording     Interview Transcript Shirley Stackhouse interviewed 23 November 2006 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Shirley Stackhouse was virtually brought up in her grandfather’s rose nursery. George Henry Heers, was the Director of Dairying for the Department of […]

Cedric Bryant

Interview Recording Part 1 Part 2   Interview Transcript Cedric Bryant interviewed 15 May 2019 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Cedric seizes opportunities at every turn: he recounts a story of enterprise and endeavour. He discusses his family’s background in […]

Max Bourke AM

Interview Recording Part one:   Part two:   Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Max Bourke 20 November 2019   Synopsis Interview Summary Max Bourke 19 November 2019     A selection of Max Bourke’s writings: The Analysis of Cultural Significance – ICOMOS […]

Thomas Garnett MA, OAM

Tom Garnett MA, OAM

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Thomas Garnett MA OAM, interviewed 7 November 2002 by Jane Holth   Synopsis Coming soon…   Reference Obituary Thomas Garnett MA, OAM, 2006      

Dr Sophie Ducker AM Oct-2002

Dr Sophie Ducker AM

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Dr Sophie Ducker, interviewed 6 September – 21 October 2002 by Jane Holth   Synopsis Coming soon…   Reference The following Journal contains an article on Dr Sophie Ducker: Australian Garden History, Vol. 30 No. […]

Miranda Morris

Dr Miranda Morris

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Dr Miranda Morris, interviewed 14 June 2003 by Sallyann Dakis   Synopsis Dr Miranda Morris became involved in the Australian Garden History Society whilst working for the School of Environmental Design at the Tasmanian College […]

Fairie Nielsen

Fairie Nielsen

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Fairie Nielsen, interviewed October 2004 by Sallyann Dakis   Synopsis Fairie (Mary) Nielsen, who described herself as ‘just a farmer’, was asked to join the Tasmanian Australian Garden History Society branch committee in 1984 as […]

Mary Dougan 2007

Mary Dougan

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Mary Dougan, interviewed 6 and 21 September 2006 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Mary Dougan was a sprightly 104 when interviewed in September 2006 for the AGHS Oral History Collection. Well known in garden circles, […]

Victor Crittenden OAM

Victor Crittenden OAM

Interview Recordings Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   Interview Transcript Victor Crittenden OAM, interviewed 20 October 2010 by Roslyn Burge Narrative Transcript Victor Crittenden OAM, interviewed 20 October 2010 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Victor Crittenden OAM was treasurer, […]

Professor Richard Clough AM

Professor Richard Clough AM

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Professor Richard Clough AM, interviewed 9 December 2003 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Richard Clough was born in 1921 in Wagga Wagga where his family had been since the 1850s. He described early influences… My […]

Chris Betteridge

Chris Betteridge

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Chris Betteridge, interviewed 20 March 2007 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis Chris was the original landscape and environmental specialist in the Heritage and Conservation Branch of the NSW Department of Planning from 1978 and over […]

Jan Gluskie 2018

Jan Gluskie

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript Jan Gluskie, interviewed 4 December 2003 by Roslyn Burge   Synopsis The first Sydney Branch Committee met in August 1993 and by the end of the year learnt it was to present the National Conference […]

John Viska Oct-2018

John Viska

Interview Recording   Interview Transcript John Viska, interviewed 11 October 2018 by Patsy Vizents   Synopsis John Viska is the current Chairman of the WA branch of the Australian Garden History Society and has held the position three times. He […]