2016 – University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide  –  13 October  2016

Madeleine responds to a student’s question.

Madeleine gave a lecture about her project to the third year students in the Italian migration in Australian class at the University of Adelaide on 13 October 2016. She provided students with an overview of her project, From the Veneto to Frogmore and Findon Roads: stories of Italian market gardeners, and the steps involved in creating a community oral history project. In the presentation Madeleine included photos used with permission from families and some audio clips from interviews in which interviewees spoke about their memories of living on the market gardens, described the family home and what the area looked like in the early 1950s when there were few houses. One clip featured a man who had to report to the Army during the war to confirm that his family was growing vegetables for the Australian Army. Students were interested in the focus on oral history because it related closely to their studies and assessment task.