Oral histories on the topic 'Frederick Shedden'
Born in Sydney, Hazel Craig started work in Canberra in 1934 as a member of a typists’ pool in the Prime Minister’s Department. Between 1935 and 1976, she served on the secretarial staff of five Prime Ministers: Joe Lyons, Robert Menzies, Arthur Fadden, John Curtin and Ben Chifley. She was Menzie...
Topics: A J McLachlan, Abdication (King Edward V111), Air disaster, Canberra, Alan Reid, Alexander Downer, Allen Brown, Bank nationalisation, Bankstown, Ben Chifley, Billy Hughes, Buses, Cabinet anteroom, Cabinet Room, Civic, Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Darwin, Depression 1930s, Don Rogers, Earle Page, East Block, Eileen Lenner, Eileen Lenihan, Elizabeth Chifley, Elsie Curtin, Enid Lyons, Essington Lewis, Frank Forde, Frederick Shedden, G for George campaign, Gorman House, H C Coombs, H V Evatt, Harold Cox, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Kurrajong, Ian Fitchett, Joe Lyons, John Curtin, John Latham, John Storey, Kalgoorlie, Kings Hall, London, Manuka, Marge Grosvenor, Mary Martin, Pattie Menzies, Percy Sender, Perth, Peter Heydon, Peter Isaacson, Postmaster General, Press Gallery, Prime Ministers Department, Provisional Parliament House, Rex Harrison, Richard Casey, Robert Menzies, Royal Visit 1954, Secretaries, Shorthand, Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, Stanley Baldwin, Telephone exchange, Thelma Caswell, Transport, Typists, USA, War Cabinet, West Block, Women, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), World War Two
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
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