Oral histories on the topic 'Depression (1930s)'
Gail Tregear, born in 1940, talks about her late father, Allan Tregear, who joined the Parliamentary service in the Senate in 1920 and was Clerk of the House of Representatives from 1955 to 1958. She also recalls memories of childhood and teenage years in the Provisional Parliament House.
Topics: Air-raid shelters, Albert Hall, Allan Tregear, Ben Chifley, Brassey House, Canada, Canberra, Canberra University College, Childhood memories, Clerks (House of Representatives), Cricket, Depression (1930s), Diaries, England, Family life, Film industry, Frederick Shedden, Gary Cooper, Golf, Hollywood, Home movies, Hong Kong, Horse races, House of Commons (UK), Illustrated London News (newspaper), John Curtin, Joint House Department, Kensington, Liberal Party, Malcolm Moir, Marriage, Mugga Way, Munitions, Nellie Melba, Opening ceremony 1927, Parliament House (Melbourne), Parliamentary Service, Phillip Island, Politics, Port Melbourne, Punch (magazine), Queanbeyan, Railways, Red Hill, Religion, Robert Garran, Robert Menzies, Saturday Evening Post (newspaper), Tennis, United States of America, University of Melbourne
Marjorie (‘Marj’) Johnson, born in 1921, worked occasionally in the provisional Parliament House and also worked at the Kurrajong Hotel. She grew up in the Causeway.
Topics: Australian Rules football (Canberra), Canberra (1920s-1940s), Causeway (1930s-1940s), Children, Depression (1930s), Family background, Filshie, Mr. H. (headmaster), Games (childhood), Gardens (Provisional Parliament House), Harold Holt, Home life (Causeway), Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, J B Young’s store, John Curtin, John Gorton, Kurrajong Hotel, Lake Cargelligo, Marriage, Molonglo (internment camp), Orange (NSW), Parents, Queanbeyan River, Reid (ACT), Robert Menzies, Salvation Army, Schooling, Scott’s Crossing, Sports, Telopea Park school, World War Two (Canberra), Zara Holt
Russell Schneider was born in Sydney in 1946 and grew up in Newtown. He worked as a journalist in the Press Gallery from 1968 to 1983. During that time, in 1975, he became Press Secretary to Senator Reg Withers but returned to the Press Gallery in 1978. In 1983, he became Chief Executive Officer ...
Topics: Ahmed Fakhruddin, Ainsley Gotto, Air travel, Alan Cumming Thom, Alan Ramsey, Alan Reid, Alister McMullin, Allan Barnes, Ansett Airlines, Archie Cameron, Arthur Calwell, Association of Independent Rights for Retirees, Attendants, Australian Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Democrats, Australian, Journalists Association, Australian Labor Party, Australian Medical Association, Australian National University, Australian United Press, Bill Cousins, Bill Hartley, Bill Hayden, Bob Bordino, Bob Hawke, Brian Boswell, Brian Harradine, Brian Howard, Cabinet submissions, Camdenville Primary School, Canberra, Canberra Rex, Catholicism, Civil Construction Corps, Clyde Cameron, Cocos Island, Committee on Electoral Boundaries, Committee on Securities and Exchange, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Conscription, Copy boys, Crisis Control Centre, Daily Mirror (newspaper), Daily Telegraph (newspaper), Dale Barton, Dallas Hayden, David Barnett, David McNicoll, Democratic Labour Party, Depression (1930s), Derrick Shaw, Dismissal (November 11, 1975), Don Cameron, Double dissolution (1983), Doug Anthony, Doug Lowe, Ed Clark, Election 1972, Electoral Amendment Bill, Elsie Morgan, Enmore Boys’ High School, Eric Robinson, Evan Sutton, Executive Council, Fairfax press, Family background, Family life, Federated Ironworkers Union, Fin Crisp, Financial Review, Frank Connor, Frank Packer, Fred Brenchley, Fred Chaney, Geoff Kitney, George Crawford, George Georges, George Poyser, Gerald Stone, Germany, Gerry Willesee, Ginninderra Schoolhouse, Gough Whitlam, Graham Freudenberg, Graham Morris, Graham Richardson, Greek migrant social security fraud, Hansard, Harold Holt, Harold Young, Hazel Hawke, Herald and Weekly Times, Herbert Vere Evatt, Hilton hotel, Hospitals Contribution Fund, Hotel Ainslie, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, Hotel Wellington, House of Representatives, Ian Fitchett, India, Indonesia, Industrial action (AJA), Israel, Italy, Jack Simpson, Jenny Macklin, Jim Cairns, Jim Killen, Jim McClelland, Jim Odgers, Jim Quirk, John Gorton, John Howard, John Kerr, John Overall, Journalism, Justin O’Byrne, Kathy Martin, Kay Hilvert, Kay Kersop, Keith Bradshaw, Ken Cowley, Ken May, Ken Wriedt, Kenneth May, Kep Enderby, Khemlani, Kim Beazley, King Watson, Kings Hall, Ladies Lounge, Lance Barnard, Laurie Oakes, Laurie Short, Leaks (media), Lennox Hewitt, Leo Basser, Les Love, Liberal Party, Lionel Murphy, Liquor Trades Union, Lobbyists, Magna Carta (Kings Hall), Magnus Cormack, Mal Colston, Malcolm Collis, Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Guilfoyle, Max Walsh, Medibank, Michael Moore, Michael Townley, Murwillumbah (NSW), National Capital Development Commission, Neal Blewett, Neville Bonner, New South Wales Parliament House, News Limited, Newtown (Sydney), Non-Members’ Bar, Non-Members’ Dining Room, Order of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Paris, Paul Hasluck, Paul Keating, Perth Daily (newspaper), Peter Beattie, Peter Bowers, Peter Hardacre, Peter Lawler, Peter Rae, Peter Reith, Peter Walsh, Petro Georgiou, Phil Lynch, Political Science, Politics, Press Gallery, Private Hospitals Association, Question Time, Red Hill (ACT), Refugees Club (social club), Reg Withers, Rex Connor, Richard Carlton, Robert Maher, Robert Menzies, Ron McAuliffe, Rosemary Sinclair, Royal Commission 1978 (Electoral Boundaries), Rupert Murdoch, Russia, Seamstresses, Security, Senate, Short-hand, Slums, Smoking, Social life, Sydney, Tasmania, Technology, Telecommunications, Teleprinters, Telex operators, The Age, The Colt from Kooyong (book), Tom McNeill, Tom Uren, Tom Watson, Tony Abbott, Tony Eggleton, Tony Street, Tooth’s Brewery, Trades Hall (Sydney), Trans Australia Airways (TAA), Tullamarine airport, Typecorders, Una Fraser, Vietnam War, Voluntary Health Insurance Association, Wages, Weekend Australian, Whips, William McMahon, Work conditions, Work routines, World War One, World War Two