QUESTIONAIRE FOR INTERVIEWING ELDERLY RELATIVES



       Your memories of:

        First days at school/teachers
        Secondary school
        Schoolyard games, e.g. marbles, swap cards, knuckles, hop scotch, skippy, etc
        Going to church
        Ministers/priests
        Going on holidays and their locations
        Visiting the cemetery
        First job, hours per week, pay, conditions
        Family pets
        Experiences with death
            "            "    birth
        Family weddings
        First falling in love
        Courting/Dating customs
        The Depression
        The War Years
        Family superstitions
        Family predjudices/racism
        Father's employment
        Father out of work/working away from home
        Mother's employment
        Mother's favourite occupations in the home
        Family friends
        First house and neighbourhood
        My bedroom/kitchen/neighbourhood
        Family garden/fruit trees/vegie patch
        Best friend
        Entertainment, e.g. dances, footy, movies
        Household smells
        Main Street in town
        Transport, e.g. horse & cart, car, trams, trains, etc
        Household deliveries, e.g. baker, iceman, rent collector, groacer, butcher
        Old photographs
        Stories my mother used to tell
           "        "    father     "     "   "
        Your Grandparents/Great Grandparents
        Radio programs/tv programs
        Books I used to read/books read to me
        Family games we used to play
        Family and personal hobbies
        Family outings, e.g picnics, sea bathing, concerts, theatre, school
        Functions
        Household chores - who did what?
        Family routines and rituals
        Music we played or listened to
        Family doctor/dentist
        Hospital - as a patient or a visitor
        Military - 
        Newspapers, comics, magazines we read
        Police force and law enforcement
        Voting and family politics
        Crimes - by others or family members
        Pubs, 6 0'clock closing, temperance attitudes
        Childhood diseases, e.g. polio, diptheria, whooping cough, tuberculosis,measles
        Natural disasters, e.g. bushfires, floods, storms, etc
        Local and city shows, e. g. garden fetes; hospital day.
        Local and state footy teams barracked for
        The Olympic Games
        Moving house/town/school
        Migrants coming to the community
        Family Skeletons/gossip
        "Strange relations- where did they fit in, and whose were they?
        Wealthy relations
        Things that were never talked about.

         
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This page created 10 January 2005 & amended 11:49 12/01/2018