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Richards, Elizabeth K

Summary

Elizabeth Richards was born and lived in Highgate. She attended Greenways and MLC schools and became a pre-school teacher. Richards taught at Tiverton School at Unley Park and Gosse Home on Greenhill Road. She then moved to Lockleys kindergarten, Stephney and was the director of Netherby kindergarten in the 1970s. Richards became secretary of the Peace Pledge Union and she attended a Peace Conference in India in 1961 and one in Sheffield in 1972. She was president of the pre-school teachers' association for six years and was involved in a pay case which increased salaries. In 1975 she mounted a display of resources for 0-8 year olds which was held at the Institute of Teachers in May 1976. It was repeated in 1977. Richards worked with children for forty years and retired in 1979. In retirement she worked for UNICEF, became a member of the Lyceum Club in 1982, was the patron of Children's Week, did broadcasting for 5UV, and completed a TAFE course which enabled her to teach English to an Iranian migrant.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dRichards%2C+Elizabeth+K./drichards+elizabeth+k/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=drichards+elizabeth+k&1,1, accessed 2004-04-20.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Elizabeth Richards [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Jones, 4 August 1997, SRG 438/29/54; Richards, Elizabeth K; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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