Drew, Joanna. (1 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 1. Joanna Drew's [JD] maternal grandfather's, Charles Sands [CS], service in Indian Police and marriage to South African grandmother (maiden name, Breytenbach). Grandmother's visit to England, 1939. JD visit to South Africa, 1950s. JD's mother's schooling in England and desire to become a painter. Details of maternal grandparents sojourn in India and later venture farming family land outside Piet Retief, South Africa. Brief description of maternal grandfather from photographs; details of grandmother's family history; mentions recent visit of South African cousin; anecdote relating to JD's visit to South Africa and meeting with Molesworth in Swaziland; description of grandmother; Wilhelmina Katerina Marie; remarks on history of early settlers in South Africa. Description of discovery of correspondence between JD's parents and grandmother and mother.

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