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Listen to Australian Paralympic stories

Listen to Australian Paralympic stories Key participants in the Australian Paralympic Movement have recorded their stories with the National Library of Australia, as part of a joint project with the Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies. To find out about all the interviews in this series go to the National Library of Australian catalogue .

Listen to the project's first eight interviews with competitors at the inaugural Paralympics held in Rome in September 1960.

Kevin CoombsPhotograph of Kevin Coombs, 1960

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Kevin Coombs OAM interviewed by Robin Poke, 4 August 2009

Daphne Hilton

Photograph of Daphne Hilton, 1960

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Daphne Hilton (nee Ceeney) interviewed by Robin Poke, 6 August 2010.

Bill Mather-Brown

Photograph of Bill Mather-Brown, 1962

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Bill Mather-Brown interviewed by Robin Poke, 3 June 2010

Frank Ponta

Photograph of Frank Ponta, circa 1960

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Frank Ponta interviewed by Robin Poke, 4 June 2010.

Gary Hooper

Photograph of Gary Hooper by Olya Willis, 2010.

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Gary Hooper interviewed by Rob Willis, 19 August 2010.

Bruno Moretti

Photograph of Bruno Moretti by Tony Naar, 2010.

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Bruno Moretti interviewed by Nikki Henningham, 2 September 2010

Photograph of Kevin Cunningham by Ian Jobling, 2011

Photograph of Kevin Cunningham by Ian Jobling, 2011

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Kevin Cunningham interviewed by Ian Jobling, 8 June 2011

Photograph of Chris O’Brien, 1960

Photograph of Chris O’Brien, 1960

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Chris O’Brien interviewed by Ian Jobling 9 June 2011

 

This project is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee.

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This Second World War topographic map of Kokoda shows the location of villages, tracks, a canoe route, seaplane bases and mission stations. Map images from the Library’s Digital Collection are interactive. Use the Zoom control to pan and examine details.