Oral histories on the topic 'Act)'
Jean Salisbury was appointed in 1942 as one of two Stenographer Secretaries to Frederick Shedden, the Head of War Cabinet Secretariat. She worked in the Secretariat until early 1945. Born in 1922 in Melbourne, she died in Canberra in 2014.
Topics: Accommodation, Advisory War Council, Alan Salisbury, American soldiers, Archie Wilson, Barbara Potts, Bert Port, Bicycling, Brassey House, Brisbane, Campbell (ACT), Chartered accountants, Coburg High School, Commonwealth Public Service, Commonwealth Typists Exam, Dacomb Business College, Dacomb Shorthand, Darwin (bombing), Defence Committee, Department of Air, Department of Defence, Douglas MacArthur, East Block, Essington Lewis, Frederick Shedden, Jane Price, Japan, John Curtin, Kings Cross, Marriage, Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall, Menzies Hotel Melbourne), Nancy Turner, Note-takers, Order of Australia, Pitman’s Shorthand, Rosie Fraser, Sam Landau, Schooling, Shorthand, Singing, Spirit of Progress (train), St. John’s Church (Reid, ACT), Stenographers, Sydney, Thomas Beecham, Typists, Victoria Barracks, Vincent Quealy, VJ Day, War Cabinet, War Cabinet Secretariat, World War Two, Writers, Jean Duncan
Lesley Hindley (nee Hyde) speaks about her early associations with the provisional Parliament House, through working as a typist in the early 1950s to her husband Rob Chalmers’ long involvement with the Press Gallery as a journalist. Mrs. Hindley's daughter, Susan Pitt (nee Chalmers) sat in on th...
Topics: Aborigines, Adam Ingram & Son (Manuka, ACT), Air raid shelters, Alan Curtis, American servicemen (in Sydney), Archie Cameron, Arnott’s Biscuit factory, Australian Labor Party, Australian Press Services, Ballet Russes, Ballroom dancing, Barbara Brooks, Beauticians, Ben Chifley, Bill Dovey, Bill Lascott, Bill McMahon, Boarding houses, Bob Hawke, Bondi (Sydney), Brisbane Line (World War 2), Cold War, Communist Party of Australia, Daily Mirror (newspaper), David Fairbairn, Diplomats, Domestic Science, Don Whitington, Dot Moll [?], Dover Heights, High School (Sydney), Eda Hollitt, Election campaign (Labor, 1972), Family background, Faye Brooks, Federal Golf Club, Fred Coleman, George Kerr, Golf, Greg Hyde, Hairdressing college (Sydney), Harold Holt, Hastings Deering (Sydney), Havelock House, Hostels, Hotel Civic, Hugh Burn, Jack Commins, Joan Commins, John Gorton, John McEwen, Journalists, Journalists Ball (Canberra), Kevin Power, King’s Hall, Laddie Hindley, Lascott’s School of Ballroom Dancing, Lawley House, Les Love, Little Pattie, Madam Gossamer, Marcia Cain, Margaret Whitlam, Marriage, Melbourne Cup, Mick Burn, Mike Willesee, Mining engineers, Mount Isa (Qld), Narrabundah (ACT), New Norfolk (mental hospital, Tasmania), New Zealand, Peter Whitney, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Department, Primrose Coleman, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Ray Maley, Religion, Richard Carlton, Rob Chalmers, Robert Menzies, Ron McCawley, Rosa Hyde, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Rugby Union (North Island, New Zealand), Russia, Ruth Fairbairn, Sheila Phelan, Socialism, Susan Pitt, Sydney, Sydney High School, Tamie Fraser, Ted Cain, The Lodge, The Wellington (hotel), Wally Brooks, William Slim, World War Two, Zara Holt