Oral histories on the topic 'Leeton (Nsw)'
Fred Johnson worked on the Parliament House construction site in the mid-1920s. After the Parliament House was opened in 1927, he joined the parliamentary staff, working in the building until his retirement in 1967, when he was Deputy Principal Attendant and Keeper of the Mace. Born in Sydney in ...
Topics: Accommodation, Alan Tregear, Alf Backley, Archie Cameron, Billiard Room, Billy Hughes, Bob Menzies, Bruce Mathews, Builders, Building workers, Burt Fields, Cabinet Room, Canberra (1920s), Caterers, Causeway, Charles Hawker, Charlie Adaman, Choristers, Dame Nellie Melba, David Fairbairn, Doug Blake, Frank Packer, Earle Page, Empire Parliamentary Association, Golf, Gracie Fields, Griffith (NSW), Harry Johnson, Hoskins (steel company), Hotel Canberra, Italians, James ‘Digger’ Dunn, Joe Alexander, John Butters, Joint House Department, Journalists, Kings Hall, Kitchen, Leeton (NSW), Les Dwyer, Littleton Groom, Members Bar, Members Dining Room, Opening ceremony 1927, Opposition Party Room, Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms, Party Room, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Queanbeyan, Records Office, Sammy Sampson, Save Our Sons, Security, Serjeant-at-arms, Speaker’s Chair, St Andrews Cathedral choir, The Mace, Tradesmen, Vietnam protests, Wilfred Johnson, Working conditions (1920s), World War One
Neil ‘Bluey’ Baker, born 1947, was a telephone technician in the provisional Parliament House from 1973 to 1988 and thereafter in the new Parliament House for many years.
Topics: Alexandria Training School (Sydney), Arthur Gietzelt, ASIO, Badges, Bakelite, Baker’s Better Beverages, Barry Jones, Bathurst (NSW), Bill Gellatly, Bill Hayden, Bill Rickaby, Bill Snedden, Bob Hawke, Broken Hill (NSW), Canberra, Canberra Times, Catholic schools, Commonwealth Parliament Staff Association, Cootamundra (NSW), Cordial manufacturers, De La Salle College, Don Chipp, Eddie Hunter, Eddie Jones, Factories, Family background, Flo Bjelke-Petersen, Fraud charges, Gambling, Garfield Barwick, General Post Office (GPO), Gough Whitlam, Hansard staff, Hardie-Ferodo car race, Ian Burn, Ian Sinclair, Jim Cairns, John Corkill, Junie Morosi, Juvenile gangs, Ken Fry, Kevin McDermit, Kim Beazley, Leeton (NSW), Letraset, Linesmen, Mal Colston, Malcolm Fraser, Marbles (game), Margaret Reid, Marist Brothers, Marrickville (Sydney), Michael Somes, Mick Young, Mungo MacCallum, New Parliament House, Non-Switching units, PABX system, Parliament’s telephone system, Paul Savage, Peter Hall, Peter Harvey, Peter Horn, Post Master General (PMG), Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Radio, Retired Technician’s Union, Ron Cahill, Rural automatic telephone exchanges, Security, Serjeant-at-arms, Snooker, SP bookmakers, Steve Angelo, Sydney (NSW), Technical training, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications technicians, Telegram boys, Telephone technicians, Telephones, telephonists, television, The Dismissal (11 November 1975), Usher of the Black Rod, Wollongong (NSW)