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Title: Some experiences of UNE in the early 1960s
Contributor(s): Standen, Elizabeth (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: Before I did my Leaving Certificate at Booragul High School on Lake Maquarie in 1961, my father was foundation Commerce Master at that school. My class was the first from Booragul High to do the Leaving Certificate and there were only twenty-eight students in the year. Most of my schooling had been in Cessnock. I had intended to do Infants Teaching in Newcastle like my mother and got a shock when I received a Commonwealth Scholarship. I decided to change my ideas and try university, and my mother encouraged me to apply for a college position at the University of New England - she had been a student there during the College's first intake of students in 1938. My father was opposed to the idea, however. He hated the thought of me leaving home, didn't think girls needed to work so hard and was anxious about 'boys'. He had been to university himself in Sydney. I was offered a place in Mary White College and, in due course, set off for university on the steam train, which took all day.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Came To New England, p. 153-164
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 9781921597596
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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