Oral histories on the topic 'Albert Hall'
Meryl Hunter worked as a telephonist in the provisional Parliament House from 1946 to1948. She also talks about her father’s work from 1927 to the 1950s as an attendant and House Keeper, her childhood involvement in the building, and early Canberra from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Topics: Parliamentary House Keeper, House Keeper’s Flat, Frank Bishop, Jean Cross, Hotel Wellington (Canberra), Ainslie, Canberra (1930s and 1940s), Blandfordia (Canberra), parliamentary attendants, transport officers, GPO telephone exchange, telephonists, Parliament House switchboard, Leslie Haylen, Robert Menzies, Russell Vick, childhood memories of the building, the courtyards, ‘Ho Chi Minh Trail’, the Depression (1930s), Jack Pettifer, Queen’s Visit (1954), Carol (Bunty) Wright, Gordon Pike, Larry Anthony, Canberra Table Tennis Club, Wilkie’s pie cart, Ben Chifley, Bill Littlefield (chef), Arthur Calwell, Charlie Russell, Fred Keane, Michele Grattan, H V Evatt, migrants in Canberra, Aborigines in Canberra, Hotel Canberra, Mal Strachan, Jimmy O’Halloran, Masonic Lodge, Albert Hall
Born in 1929, John Farquharson's eminent career as a journalist led him from the Goulburn Goulburn Post in 1951 to parliamentary reporter and New South Wales State Political correspondent for Australian United Press, and then to the Federal Press Gallery, Canberra, as parliamentary reporter (1952...
Topics: AAP-Reuters, Adelaide News, Ainsley Gotto, Alan Fairhall, Alan Fraser, Alan Morehead, Alan Reid, Albert Grundy, Albert Hall, Albert Lane, Angus McLachlan, Anzac (RAN ship), Archie Cameron, Argus, Arthur Calwell, Arthur Fadden, Arthur Shakespeare, ASIO, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Labor Party, Australian United Press, Bankstown Observer, Ben Chifley, Bernie Freedman, Bert Birtles, Bill Bailey, Bill Burke, Bill Dovey, Bill Hardigan, Billy McMahon, Bob Armstrong, Brigadier Spry, Brown-Fitzpatrick affair, Burns Philp, Canberra, Canberra Times, Charles Meakam, Charlie Morgan, Clive Evatt, Courier-Mail, Court reporters, Cumberland Newspapers, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Damien Parer, David Bowman, Democratic Labour Party, Don Rogers, Don Whittington, Dorothy Tangney, East Block, Eddie Ward, Editors, Education, Elgin Reed, Eric Harrison, Eric White, Exchange Telegraph, Fairfax press, Federated Ironworkers Association, Fergan O’Sullivan, Four Corners, Frank Bishop, Frank Jost, Frank Stewart, Fred Daly, Fred Smith, George Johnston, George Neely, Gordon Bryant, Gordon Burgoyne, Gough Whitlam, Goulburn, Goulburn Evening Post, Gouzenko affair (Canada), Graham Freudenberg, H. V. Evatt, Hal Myers, Harold Holt, Hazel Craig, Heather Shakespeare, Helga Sundstrup, Hobart Mercury, Hotel Acton, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, Howell Cox, Hugh Dash, Ian Fitchett, Jack Bunting, Jack Commins, Jack Pettifer, Jack Simpson, Jim Forbes, Jim Fraser, Jim McGirr, Jo Gullett, Joe Arthur, Joe Cahill, John Bennetts, John Curtin, John Dennis, John Gorton, John Kerr, John McEwen, John Pringle, Journalists, Keith Hatcher, Ken Hurdy, Ken Shapeland, Ken Slessor, Kevin Power, Khemlani Affair, Kings Hall, Labour Daily, Lady Lloyd-Jones, Lawley House, Les Dwyer, Les Heylen, Marmion Dart, Matt Mullins, Max Prisk, Michael McGeorge, Michael Thwaites, Molotov letter, New Guinea, Norm Hurley, Parramatta, Paul Hasluck, Petrov Affair, Phil Gibbs, Press conferences, Press Gallery, Press Gallery Ball, Ray Maley, Ray Utting, Reg Wright, Rick White, Rob Chalmers, Rob Fraser, Robert Macklin, Robert Menzies, Rohan Rivett, Rowley James, Royal Visit (1954), Rupert Beaumont, Rupert Lockwood, South Pacific Post, Split (Labor Party 1955), Stan Hutchinson, Stan Keon, State Aid issue, Stewart Cockburn, Sydney Morning Herald, Technology, Teleprinters, television, Telex machines, The Age, The Herald, The Midnight Thing (newsletter), The Mirror, The Sun, Things I hear (newsletter), Tobruk (RAN ship), Tom Burke, Tony Eggleton, Typewriters, Voyage disaster (1964), Wally Hamilton, Warwick Fairfax, Winton Turnbull, Work conditions
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