1. Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP - Poverty in El Salvador Part 2 (SisterStory SnapShot, Fall 2014)

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    Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP continues her discussion on the poverty she witnessed in El Salvador. "It was probably one of the most significant events of my life." This is an excerpt from her oral history collected by Za’Nia Coleman for SisterStory - the ongoing story of www.NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. For more information go to: https://www.sisterstory.org/oral-history/sister-elaine-and-za%E2%80%99nia-coleman Music: Lhasa by Nic Bommarito For more information go to http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_06_Lhasa

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    • Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP - Poverty in El Salvador Part 1 (SisterStory SnapShot, Fall 2014)

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      Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP discusses the poverty she witnessed in El Salvador. "We had no idea of the suffering that was going on in the country side." This is an excerpt from her oral history collected by Za’Nia Coleman for SisterStory - the ongoing story of www.NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. For more information go to: https://www.sisterstory.org/oral-history/sister-elaine-and-za%E2%80%99nia-coleman Music: Lhasa by Nic Bommarito For more information go to http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_06_Lhasa

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      • Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP - Contributions to the Community (SisterStory SnapShot, Fall 2014)

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        Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP discusses what contributions she has made to her community. "I went to Hennepin Tech and got an Electronic Associates Degree." This is an excerpt from her oral history collected by Za’Nia Coleman for SisterStory - the ongoing story of www.NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. For more information go to: https://www.sisterstory.org/oral-history/sister-elaine-and-za%E2%80%99nia-coleman Music: Lhasa by Nic Bommarito For more information go to http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_06_Lhasa

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        • Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP - Inspiration in Ministry (SisterStory SnapShot, Fall 2014)

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          Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP discusses what inspired her in her ministry. "It was the most incredible thing to see." This is an excerpt from her oral history collected by Za’Nia Coleman for SisterStory - the ongoing story of www.NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. For more information go to: https://www.sisterstory.org/oral-history/sister-elaine-and-za%E2%80%99nia-coleman Music: Lhasa by Nic Bommarito For more information go to http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_06_Lhasa

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          • Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP - Changes With Vatican II (SisterStory SnapShot, Fall 2014)

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            Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP discusses the changes she experienced with Vatican II. "It changed how we understood religious life." This is an excerpt from her oral history collected by Za’Nia Coleman for SisterStory - the ongoing story of www.NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. For more information go to: https://www.sisterstory.org/oral-history/sister-elaine-and-za%E2%80%99nia-coleman Music: Lhasa by Nic Bommarito For more information go to http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_06_Lhasa

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            • Our Place, Beaconsfield: Mick Green VOD

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              Mick Green was born in 1926 and grew up in Beaconsfield. His Dad was a local Labor politician after whom Green Square is named. He remembers attending Kindergarten Union kindergarten as a child and describes Beaconsfield as a place where people were poor, but happy - due to the strength of the community. Where kids were often in trouble, but not in a 'serious' way.

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              • David Muench, Oral History, Part 3 of 3

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                An oral history of the landscape photographer David Muench, recorded January 10, 2014 in New Mexico. This recording is part of an oral history project by the North American Nature Photography Association (http://nanpa.org).

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                • Our Place, Woolloomooloo: Cheryl Lindo VOD

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                  Cheryl was born in 1949, her parents owned the sandwich shop opposite the Frisco Hotel in Woolloomooloo.Although she knew no-one when the family moved to Woolloomooloo, the Playground was a big ice breaker: “It didn’t take long for a new kid to arrive before they were involved in things and knew people.” The Playground figures greatly in Cheryl’s account. She tells of the contribution made by the Playground staff: Mr Rose, Kay and Kevin Ryan, Mr Rosenfeld, and Miss Straughan and the teaching of sports and physical culture: “They coached us and looked after us and kept us off the streets. The American troopships and the R&R: “they’d all come in and we’d all go up Whisky Au Go Go and have dance partners. So we were right.” Cheryl also remembers the soldiers going to Vietnam, marching to Garden Island to the boat. Of prostitution: “You mentioned Chapel Street and everybody knew what you were talking about. … we got dared one Saturday afternoon, coming home from netball, to run through there with our netball skirts on”. The locals preferred the old swimming pool, which used to be open all year round when it was a netted-off area in the harbour. A couple of times a sign was posted: “Shark in pool, no swimming”. Also recalled are the ships Oriana and Fairstar at the Finger Wharf, the Frisco Flyer which transported workers to and from the Frisco pub at lunchtimes, the Italian community’s Blessing of the Fleet, and the Rolls Royces and fur-clad women and men in their evening clothes sitting in the gutter awaiting the pub’s opening at 6 am.

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                  • Our Place, Woolloomooloo: Beth Thorpe VOD

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                    Beth Thorpe was born in 1939 and is able to talk about life in Woolloomooloo from the mid 1940s and into the 1950s.“I thought Woolloomooloo was absolutely wonderful – only a walk away from the heart of the city and from the Domain swimming baths; a tram ride away from all the beaches in the city … we had running water and we had sewerage, and that was probably better than what 70% of the rest of Sydney had.” The Playground was the social focus for the women and children of the community. Beth took physical culture lessons there (Bjelke Petersen Physical Culture), and played basketball: “We came straight home from school, then straight down to the Playground”. Whoever went to the Playground became part of the community. Her mother worked long hours, returning to work three weeks after Beth’s brother was born: “she was able to do that because of the Woolloomooloo Day Care Centre”, that was council run. Her mother was active in the Miscellaneous Workers Union and was an office bearer in the Communist Party, East Sydney branch. When she commenced working, Beth joined the Union of Australian Women. When she was about nine, she joined The Eureka Youth League, and their camps became her only holidays away. The League introduced her to notions of sex role equality and to Australian music and songs, including the musical Reedy River. Beth also describes: the Italians; World War II and evacuation for the mountains; housework; prostitution; Arbor Day; Cracker Night; the Woolloomooloo Progress Association; Rosaleen Norton; the power strikes; the waterside strikes; industrial accidents on the wharves and morbidity: “a lot of men died in their 40s”; the “awful pubs”: the Fitzroy and the Frisco; and the small houses: “We could hear people washing, bathing, singing in the bath, toilets flushing. If you couldn’t hear an argument that was going on next door, and you wanted to get the gist of the argument, you’d go put a glass up to the wall and your ear to the glass”.

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                    • David Muench, Oral History, Part 2 of 3

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                      An oral history of the landscape photographer David Muench, recorded January 10, 2014 in New Mexico. This recording is part of an oral history project by the North American Nature Photography Association (http://nanpa.org)

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