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Veronica Brady

Veronica Brady was one of the first Australian nuns to teach in a university, broadcast on radio or join in socio-political debate.
Series : Australian Biography Series 3 | Year : 1994 | Total Duration : 27 Minutes | Producer : Frank Heimans
Director : Frank Heimans |
GS nun and academic Veronica Brady seen on other side of Loreto Convent iron gate walking bicycle towards camera and opening gate. CU interview with Brady talking about her political and religious beliefs. WS of her leaving convent with bicycle and riding down street. WS Brady cycling along waterfront.
Access No. 146563 | 1 min 41 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W low angle photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady standing at elaborate wrought iron doorway of church, 1989.
Access No. 146564 | 5 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © The Age | B&W |
WS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady as a baby looking over fence. MS Brady as a baby standing. GS Brady as a baby sitting in timber wheelbarrow. High angle shot of Brady as a toddler in rocking horse, 1931.
Access No. 146565 | 19 secs | 1930s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about being born into Catholicism.
Access No. 146566 | 12 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady as a young girl in veil at first communion, 1936. GS of Brady and her brother as small children. Zoom in to CU of Brady's face surrounded by blonde ringlets. Brady as a young girl standing in robe in backyard.
Access No. 146567 | 21 secs | 1930s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about having holy experiences as a child.
Access No. 146568 | 27 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to CU B&W portrait photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady's father, Patrick Brady, 1924.
Access No. 146569 | 14 secs | 1920s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her father and her childhood memories of him.
Access No. 146570 | 21 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady as a baby being held by her mother, 1929.
Access No. 146571 | 5 secs | 1920s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her shifting relationships with her parents as she was growing up.
Access No. 146572 | 27 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady's parents standing in front of wire fence in front of mountain scenery.
Access No. 146573 | 6 secs | 1920s | Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her father's political aspirations.
Access No. 146574 | 8 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W portrait photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady's father, Patrick Brady, in tophat.
Access No. 146575 | 4 secs | 1920s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
GS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about growing up in a Labor family in the country through the Depression and the effect that had on her.
Access No. 146576 | 59 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady standing with her Grannie, 1950.
Access No. 146577 | 7 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about the lingering desire she felt to become a nun as she grew up and went through university.
Access No. 146578 | 1 min 30 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady as a young woman standing in field holding a small bouquet of flowers, 1947.
Access No. 146579 | 6 secs | 1940s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about what appealed to her in life as a nun in the particular order she was with.
Access No. 146580 | 25 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Painting of the Foundress of Loreto Convent, Frances Mary Theresa Ball.
Access No. 146581 | 5 secs | 1940s | WA, Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
Colour photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady in habit posing with female students at Loreto Convent school in the 1960s. Zoom in to MS.
Access No. 146582 | 11 secs | 1960s | WA, Australia | © Veronica Brady | Colour |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about discovering the writing of Patrick White and writing a thesis on it.
Access No. 146583 | 49 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of writer Patrick White.
Access No. 146584 | 4 secs | 1960s | Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about how she met the writer Patrick White.
Access No. 146585 | 47 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS B&W photograph of writer Patrick White standing in kitchen.
Access No. 146586 | 5 secs | 1980s | Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about the influence writer Patrick White had on her.
Access No. 146587 | 9 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photograph of writer Patrick White's face set in serious position.
Access No. 146588 | 5 secs | 1980s | Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about how being a nun influences the way she sees the world and her teaching. Slow zoom in to CU as she also discusses her role as a critic.
Access No. 146589 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady sitting at desk holding pages from book.
Access No. 146590 | 6 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
Slow zoom in to CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady as she talks of her philosophical beliefs in effecting social change.
Access No. 146591 | 58 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady sitting in a church pew looking towards camera.
Access No. 146592 | 2 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
Slow zoom in to CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady as she talks of her philosophical beliefs and her political activities.
Access No. 146593 | 50 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W profile photograph of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, 1973.
Access No. 146594 | 5 secs | 1970s | WA, Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her view on the Whitlam era.
Access No. 146595 | 20 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photograph of Gough Whitlam at microphone, 1972.
Access No. 146596 | 5 secs | 1970s | WA, Australia | © John Fairfax Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her political activism during the Sir Charles Court era in Western Australia.
Access No. 146597 | 58 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt down B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady holding small Aboriginal child on her lap as woman signs the Freedom Charter next to her.
Access No. 146598 | 7 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © West Australian | B&W |
Archival colour news footage of ABC anchor Richard Morecroft introducing story on the Vatican "Veritatis Splendor". Includes footage of the Pope arriving with entourage in mobile and waving. Interior shots of congregation in cathedral
Access No. 146599 | 20 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | B&W |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her problems with the Catholic doctrine.
Access No. 146600 | 10 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour news footage of the Pope signing Encyclical document.
Access No. 146601 | 6 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | B&W |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her problems with the Catholic doctrine.
Access No. 146602 | 49 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour news footage of the Pope on tour in Australia walking in stadium waving to crowds. Zoom in to group of people in white shirts and navy pants waving to Pope.
Access No. 146603 | 17 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | Colour |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her ideas on the Pope's place in the Catholic church.
Access No. 146604 | 11 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour news footage of the Pope standing in glass sided mobile waving to crowds gathered in stadium waving yellow flags.
Access No. 146605 | 5 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | Colour |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her dislike of fanaticism and her rejection of Puritanism. She also gives her views on sexuality.
Access No. 146606 | 1 min 1 sec | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour footage with high angle view of priests walking into room to either side of table and VS of Mass service with incense being swung and procession in church.
Access No. 146607 | 15 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | Colour |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her personal views on celibacy and those of the Catholic church.
Access No. 146608 | 42 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour footage showing three different blessing the holy bread ceremonies by four different priests in front of their congregations.
Access No. 146609 | 26 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ABC Library Sales | Colour |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her personal views on female priests and the arguments surrounding the issue.
Access No. 146610 | 46 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Painting of Jesus struggling to carry the cross.
Access No. 146611 | 8 secs | 1940s | WA, Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her personal views on homosexuality and the issue of sexuality and the church.
Access No. 146612 | 1 min 34 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady looking pensive leaning head on hand, 1987.
Access No. 146613 | 9 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © The Age | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about her personal beliefs on God and Jesus.
Access No. 146614 | 59 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady looking pensive in thick rimmed glasses with religious paraphernalia in darkened background, 1986.
Access No. 146615 | 6 secs | 1980s | WA, Australia | © The Age | B&W |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady answering questions on her apparent scepticism of some religious tenets and her personal beliefs.
Access No. 146616 | 45 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Detail from painting "Transfiguration of Christ" by Rafael Sanzio, 1518-20.
Access No. 146617 | 8 secs | 1990s | Vatican, Italy | © The Vatican | Colour |
MS interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady answering questions on her apparent scepticism of some religious tenets and her own views.
Access No. 146618 | 29 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Photograph of open pages of ancient Bible.
Access No. 146619 | 8 secs | 1990s | © Unknown | Colour |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady talking about the Bible.
Access No. 146620 | 7 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of nun and academic Veronica Brady standing at lookout overlooking mountain and river scenery.
Access No. 146621 | 3 secs | 1990s | Italy | © Veronica Brady | B&W |
CU interview with nun and academic Veronica Brady referring to herself as a liberation theologian and talking about her beliefs regarding social justice. Photo montage with closing credits.
Access No. 146622 | 1 min 40 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |