January 24

Interview with nearly 90 year old Mum

Mum told me how the farmers in Europe used to shovel their stables out onto the street to brag about how well off they were.
Next clip is about how she was working in a carpet factory in Australia and told them that she was pregnant. Her colleagues asked her why she admitted being pregnant.

She said I am a married woman there is no reason to deny being pregnant and nothing to be ashamed of. She said that in Europe they got six weeks paid leave before and after the birth and as long as a mother was breast feeding, maternal leave. But this did not exist in Australia in 1951. She said shortly afterwards they told her that it would probably be better if she left.
These videos may be uploaded and posted once I get a stable internet connection. The story of my personal frustrations now coming from Europe to Australia (following in my mother’s footsteps(?)) may also be expressed and shared one day, when I have time!


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[…] Airports. This year I spent quite some time in them. I flew home to see Mum for her birthday. In Interview with nearly 90 year old Mum I reference some of the film footage I have taken to help me to write her story. Much of it is now, […]

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