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Document Details


Title: Jo Faulkner
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: Jo grew up in Mackay, Queensland, and went to work at a young age. She put herself through night school while working to train in accountancy. Jo found work with various accounting firms before hearing about the Korean War and deciding to join the navy. She joined the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) in Brisbane in 1951 and signed up for four years service. Jo trained in Victoria at Crib Point, Victoria, and was drafted to the Flinders Naval Depot on HMAS Cerberus until discharged at the end of the war.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Faulkner, Jo
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Accountant; Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Navy
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953
Locations discussed: Asia; Australia; Korea; Oceania; Victoria, Australia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Australia; Australia. Navy; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Australia--Military policy; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, Female; Oceania; Oral history; Victoria, Australia; Women soldiers--Australia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026762-28937