In this podcast Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings Cross, Sydney in 1991.
A special thank you to Jack for allowing us to reproduce the interview online. Some print-through (audio pre-echo) can be heard on the voices - this is part of the original cassette recording.
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