From the oral history collection: Mary Riek
Mary Riek was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1927. After graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1945, she came to Canberra to attend the ‘Library School’ at the Parliamentary Library, Parliament House, in 1946. She also worked in the Parliamentary Library in 1948 and again in 1966/67.
In this edited excerpt from an interview in the Oral History collection, Mary Riek recalls the requirements of the school and the routines in the Library—and the golden poplars in the courtyard.
The interview was recorded in 2015 by Joan Armitage. The full interview is not currently available online but is available upon request at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Please contact the museum prior to your visit and quote the reference number OHI 473.