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Crompton, Phyllis Owen (1906 - 2000?)

Born
1906
Malvern, South Australia, Australia
Died
2000?
South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Red Cross Worker

Summary

Phyllis Crompton's grandfather came to South Australia on the ship 'Fatima' and lived at Stonyfell. Her father worked for him in the business which sold skins, wool and olives. Crompton and her sister were born in her parents house at Malvern and after her brothers were born they moved to Parkside. She attended Creveen School at North Adelaide and caught the tram to school. Crompton and her sister went to London and attended the Queensgate boarding school for a term, followed by a year at a school in Paris and then the Sorbonne. Returning to Adelaide Crompton went to Adelaide University and studied history. She became honorary secretary of the Junior Red Cross and joined the Lyceum Club in 1928.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aCrompton%2C+Phyllis+Owen/acrompton+phyllis+owen/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=acrompton+phyllis+owen+1906&1,1, accessed 2004-04-19.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Phyllis Crompton [sound recording] Interviewer: Necia Gilbert, 24 May 1989, SRG 438/29/27; Crompton, Phyllis Owen (1906 - 2000?); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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