Oral histories on the topic 'Parents'
Therese O'Neill (nee Mahony) was born at Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1917 and, after moving to Yass, attended the opening ceremony of Parliament House in 1927. Recorded in 2007, she died in 2009.
Topics: Aborigines, Canberra, Clifton Hill, Colin Rose, Darlinghurst, Duke and Duchess of York, Family background, Hall (NSW), Hans Robertson, Jack Lang, Joe Lyons, Marriage, Marrickville, Mercy Catholic school (Yass), Milliners, Motorbikes, Narrandera, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Opening ceremony 1927, Parents, Picnics, PMG (Post Master General), Religion, Schooling, Shirley Strickland, Yass, Mahony
Paul Davey was born in England in 1947 and migrated to Australia in 1966. He became a journalist in 1966 and worked with the Press Gallery in Canbera 1969 and the 1970s. He also worked overseas and around Australia before becoming Senior Private Secretary to the Hon. Peter Nixon (1978-83) and the...
Topics: Aboriginal affairs, Advertising industry, Advisors, Alan Reid, Albert Field, Alistair Drysdale, AM (radio program), American Cattlemen’s Association, Apartheid, Apex Club, Assisted Passage Scheme, Associated Press of America, Australian Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Business Ltd, Australian culture, Australian Journalists Association, Australian Labor Party, Australian United Press, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Authorship, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Virtue, Beef exports, Beer, Bert Kelly, Bertie Milliner, Bill Hayden, Billy McMahon, Birmingham (England), Blowring Dam (NSW), Bob Hawke, Bob Sparkes, Botswana, Brisbane, Bruce Lloyd, Bureau of Animal Health, Cadet journalism, Cairns (Qld), Canada, Canberra, Castel Felice (ship), Cecile Ferguson, Censorship, Central Station (Sydney), Charles Blunt, Charles Davey, Charles Horsfall, Chiefs of Staff, Chrissie Incher, Church of England, Clive Speed, Colorado (USA), Cooper’s Creek (book), Country Party, Country Press Association, Daily Advertiser (newspaper, Wagga), David Barnett, David Butt, David Jensen, David Russell, David Thompson, Democracy, Dina Hayter, Doug Anthony, Doug MacGregor, Dubbo (NSW), England, Eric Robinson, European Union, Exchange Hotel (Wagga), Farming, Federal Council of National Party, Federal Election campaign 1983, Federal Election campaign 1987, Fleet Street (London), Folk music, Food, Frank Walker, Fred Chaney, Fremantle (WA), Geoff Duncan, George Golla, George Souris, Gordon Jackson, Gough Whitlam, Gundagai (NSW), Harold Holt, Harry Cockcroft, Helen Dickie, Historians, Hong Kong, Hope Stuart, Humour, I’ve got a Secret (TV show), Ian Sinclair, ICAC, Jan Hurst, Japan, Jim Killen, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Joh for Canberra campaign 1987, Johannesburg (South Africa), John Anderson, John Curtin House, John Gorton, John Hayter, John Howard, John McEwen, John McEwen House, John Patterson, John Stone, Journalists, Julian McGauran, Ken Begg, Ken Braddock, Ken Broderick, Ken Crooke, Kingswood (England), Larry Anthony, Laurie Oakes, Liberal Party, Libya, Lindy MacGregor, Lionel Murphy, Loans Affair 1975, Lobbyists, Macquarie Publications, Malcolm Fraser, Maples (furniture store), Margot Anthony, Mark Rogerson, Mark Vaile, Marriage, Meat substitution scandal 1981, Members Bar, Michelle Grattan, Middle East, Migration, Mike Ahern, Mike Williams, Mungo MacCallum, Musicians, Narrabri (NSW), National Capital Development Commission, National Country Party, National Farmers Federation, National Institute Dramatic Art, National Party Australia, National Service, Nationals, Niki Savva, Nine Network, Northwest Courier (newspaper), NRMA, Orange (NSW), Parents, Party Directors, Paul Keating, Paul Kelly, Pauline Hanson, Pease Pottage (England), Peggy Cowan, Peter Barry, Peter McGauran, Peter Nankervis, Peter Nixon, Peter Walsh, PM (radio program), Politics, Port Hedland (WA), Press Gallery, Primary Industry, Printing presses, ProFreeze (company), Protests in South Africa, Provisional Parliament House, Pubs, Pyrmont Finger Wharf, Radio Current Affairs, Ralph Hunt, Rand Daily Mail (newspaper, South Africa), Ray Braithwaite, Reg Grundy, Religion, Rhodesia, Rock music, Romano’s Hotel (Wagga), Ross Fitzgerald, Royal Australian Air Force VIP fleet, Royal Commission into Meat Industry 1982, Rural Press, Russell Warner, Russia, Sandy Mackenzie, School cadets, Schooling, Secretaries, Senior private secretaries, Shirley McKerrow, Snowy Mountain Scheme, Solihull (England), South Africa, South Korea, Southampton (England), Speech writing, Stenographers, Stephen Lusher, Steven Davey, Stuart family, Stuart McDonald, Stuart Wagstaff, Sun Pictorial (newspaper), Superannuation, Surrey (England), Susie Mitchell, Sussex (England), Swaziland, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Heads, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper), Tax policy, Technology, Teleprinters, television, The Advertiser (newspaper), The Age (newspaper), The Australian (newspaper), The Land (newspaper), The Mudgee Guardian (newspaper), The Nixon Report, The Rock (Wagga), The Settlers (band), Thea McCabe, Tim Fischer, Tom Cowan, Tony Eggleton, Tony Walker, Tuberculosis, Tumut (NSW), Ulick O’Boyle, Unilateral Declaration of Independence (Rhodesia), Universal News Services, Vietnam War, Vince Gair, Vladivostock, Voyage (migrant), Wagga (NSW), Wellingborough boarding school, Wiley Francher, Woden (ACT), Women’s Weekly, Wool floor price, Wool industry, Writers, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe
Carol Summerhayes was born in Sydney in 1942 and worked in the provisional Parliament House between April 1967 and April 1975, initially as Stenographer in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Gough Whitlam, (working primarily with Graham Freudenberg, Mr Whitlam’s press secretary and speec...
Topics: Alan Reid, Anzac Day, Arthur Calwell, Australia House, Australian Labor Party, Barbara Stewart, Bellingen (NSW), Billy Snedden, Bob Menzies, Canberra, Canberra High School, Cigarette smoking, Commonwealth Public Service, Department of Army, Department of Immigration, Dick Hall, Dining Room, Edward St John, Fax machines, Gough Whitlam, Graham Freudenberg, Grandfather, Irena Cuznik, Jim Spigelman, John Gorton, John Menadue, John Serrucio, Kings Hall, Legislative Research Service, London, Lorraine Hall, Magna Carta, Margaret Whitlam, Metropolitan Business College, Non-Members Bar, Parents, Parliamentary Library, Passport Office, Pat Kennelly, Peter Cullen, Politics, Press Gallery, Press secretaries, Question Time, Race Mathews, Rob Chalmers, Rupert Murdoch, Salary, Schooling, Senior private secretaries, Shorthand, Speaker’s Office, Speech writers, Stenographers, Summerhayes, Sydney, Sydney Sun (newspaper), Tamworth (NSW), Technology, The Lobby (restaurant), Turramurra (NSW), Typewriters, Wages, Work conditions, Work routines, Yarralumla, Young (NSW)
Josephine (‘Jo’) Vallentine, born in 1946, is an Australian peace activist and former senator for Western Australia. She entered the Senate on 1 July 1985 after election as a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Party but sat as an independent and then as a member of the Greens Western Australia fro...
Topics: ALP National Conference, Annabelle Newbur, Anti-Nuclear Alliance, Baha’i, Bob Brown, Bob Hawke, Brian Harradine, Buddhism, Canberra, Catherine Berndt, Catholicism, Charles Court, Children, Colin Barnett, Country Women’s Association, Dorothy Day, Edward St John, Electorate allowance, Environment Centre (WA), Exchange student (USA), Farming, Gareth Evans, George Miles, George Shultz, Green Skills, Greens, Harry Cohen, Indigenous issues, International Year of Peace 1986, Joanna Macy, John Dawkins, Kim Beazley, Loreto Convent Boarding School, Marble Bar (WA), Matthew Fox, Michael Denborough, MX missile crisis, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Disarmament Party, Overpopulation, Parents, Peace activists, Peace Education Project, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Peter Garrett, Peter Jones (husband), Peter Walsh, Quaker peace conference (London 1985), Quakers, Ronald Reagan, Ros Kelly, Ruth Coleman, Schooling, Senate, Teachers’ College, University of Western Australia, Uranium mining, Veronica Brady, Vietnam protests, Western Australian Council on Social Services, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
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
Pandora Livanes worked in Parliament House as a secretary in the office of Prime Minister Bob Hawke from January 1987 to August 1989.
Topics: ALP National Secretariat, Bob Hawke, Bob Hogg, Chris Conybeare, Col Parks, Computers, Craddock Morton, Craig Emerson, Debra Shores, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Di Flaherty, Double Dissolution election 1987, Drake hotel (Chicago, USA), Elle Macpherson, Family background, Fax machines, Gareth Evans, George Gear, Glee Club, Graeme Freudenberg, Graham Richardson, Graham Sindell, Griffith (NSW), Hazel Hawke, Heather Le Nevez, Jean Hammond, Jean Sinclair, John Bowan, John Brown (resignation), John Button, Kevin Rudd, Libby Bogusz, Louise Cullen, Mary Wallace, Migration (mother), Mike Codd, National Media Liaison Service (ANIMALS), New Parliament House, New York (USA), Non Members Bar, Office managers, Ozvaldo Meneghello, Parents, Paul Keating, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Office, Pritikin diet, Question Time, Robert Wylie, Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Rugby World Cup, Sandy Hollway, Schooling, Secretarial studies, Sharon Massey, Shorthand, Smoking, Stenographers, Stephen Mills, Stirling College (ACT), Switchboard operators, Sydney Olympics, Technology, Telex machines, Texas (USA), Tonga, Travelling (for work), Typists, United States, Vasilopoulo (town in Greece), Vegemite, Waldorf Astoria Towers hotel, Washington DC (USA), Whip
Stephen Spencer worked in the Press Gallery at the provisional Parliament House from 1986 to 1988 and subsequently at the Australian Parliament House from 1988 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was Speech Writer and Press Secretary to Simon Crean.
Topics: 2CA (radio), 2CC (radio), 2CH (radio station), 2GB (radio), Alan Jones, Alex Howen, Alexander Downer, Andrew Butcher, Andrew Peacock, Annie McKay, Arawa (ship), Assisted Passage Scheme, Australia Card, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Labor Party, Australian Union of Students, AWA Network, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Jones, Bob Hawke, Budget press conferences, Cafeteria, Cameramen, Canberra (1986), Chris Fry, Colin Winchester, Computers, Craig Thomson, David Hill, Denis Shanahan, Dennis Glover, Don Bradman, Downer (Canberra), Eric Roozendaal, Fairfax media, Family background, Gabrielle Harrison, Geoff Walsh, George Bush, Gerard Henderson, Goods and Services Tax, Gordon Moyes, Graham Freudenberg, Graham Samuel, Inside Canberra (publication), Iraq war, Jenny Hutchison, Jenny Macklin, Jim Middleton, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, John Faulkner, John Flannery, John Hewson, John Howard, John Kerin, John Kerr (portrait), John Laws, John Murphy, John Stanley, John Tingle, Journalism, Journalists, Julia Gillard, Kathy Boland, Ken Randall, Kerry O’Brien, Kevin Rudd, Kim Beazley, Laurie Oakes, Leo McLeay, Liberal Party, Lionel Murphy, Macquarie, National News, Macquarie University, Macquarie University Students’ Council, Manchester (UK), Mark Latham, Martin Ferguson, Michelle Grattan, Migration, Mike Carlton, Mike Steketee, Mungo MacCallum, Nagra recorders, Neville Wran, Newport (Sydney), Newport Primary School, News Ltd., Parents, Party (to mark Parliament House’s closure 1988), Paul Bongiorno, Paul Keating, Peter Costello, Peter Logue, Peter Slipper, Phil Tardif, Pittwater High School, Politics, Pradeep Philip, Press Gallery, Press secretaries, Provisional Parliament House, Question Time, Radio journalism, Ralph Willis, Recording technology, Republic issue, Rob Chalmers, Rugby League Grand Final, Schooling Security, Shaw Savill line (ships), Simon Crean, Speech writers, Stephen O’Doherty, Student Unity (political grouping), Superscope cassette recorder, T Max Hawkins, Tampa incident, Technology, Television journalism, The Australian (newspaper), The National Times (newspaper), Tony Abbott, Tony Allen, Travels (for work), Wesley Mission, Wilson Tuckey