From the Oral History collection: Myrna Grose OAM
Myrna Grose OAM, radio actor, producer and broadcaster, grew up in Canberra from 1927 and, in this excerpt she recalls the freedom of being a child in Canberra in the 1930s. Her father, Harry Dodd, was Serjeant-at-Arms in Provisional Parliament House and she would often visit the building as a child.
Her words, recorded in 2004, highlight the evocative power of oral history, as she remembers not just the physical building but also “the smell of the corridors, the beautiful smell of polished wood and waxed floors”.
Myrna Grose was recorded for the Oral History program by Diana Tapscott in 2004. The full interview is not currently available online but can be listened to in the Research Centre. Please contact the Centre prior to your visit and quote the reference number OHI 64.