JOAN CAMPBELL


2004-2005 ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS

JOAN CAMPBELL


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Collector’s note:

Joan Campbell is the doyen of modern Australian food having pioneered fine social catering and becoming food editor for Conde Nast, publishers of Vogue and Vogue Entertaining & Travel. She grew up as a country girl in Brisbane, married a farmer and eventually came to live in Sydney where she established a catering company, advised on food styles, wrote books like ‘Bloody Delicious’ and generally inspired food producers and chefs to think Australian.

Recorded Darling Point, NSW.
1 Dec 2004

(tape has faulty line which has caused intermittent interference)

TAPE 1

Discusses younger days in Brisbane. Born before WW1 (approx 90 years of age)

Discusses what home life was like, school, suitors and eventual marriage.

Talks about early days in Sydney.

Discusses her first catering service and how successful it was.

Discusses David Jones Food Hall and other suppliers.

Discusses her years at Vogue Magazine as Food Editor

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