Reverend James Arthur Dawes discusses his experiences growing up during the Second World War, interviewed by Alison Viney Houghton

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia, Norton Summit
Accession Number AWM2018.572.16
Collection type Sound
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60
Maker Dawes, James Arthur
Place made Australia: South Australia, Angaston
Date made 8 August 2001
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Reverend James Arthur Dawes interviewed by Alison Viney Houghton for her "The Age of Innocence 1937–1947" oral history project. The interview covers his time as a young person living through the Second World War, including his childhood, becoming a ward at Morialta Children's Home, going to Norton Summit Primary School, punishments and getting into trouble, the Schools Patriotic Fund, air raid practice, camouflage nets, bullying, clothes rationing, going to church, his vocation as a member of the clergy, biscuits, his work for the war effort, sport and cinema, discipline and corporal punishment, institutional life, training for the Ministry, Trust Home, his brother John's heart attack, his son Russell, and the Anzac influence. A transcript of this recording is available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

  • Listen to Reverend James Arthur Dawes discusses his experiences growing up during the Second World War, interviewed by Alison Viney Houghton
  • Listen to Part 2 of Reverend James Arthur Dawes discusses his experiences growing up during the Second World War, interviewed by Alison Viney Houghton
  • Listen to Part 3 of Reverend James Arthur Dawes discusses his experiences growing up during the Second World War, interviewed by Alison Viney Houghton