Oral histories on the topic 'Brisbane'
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
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
Barrie Virtue OBE was born at Lismore, NSW, in 1932. Between 1964 and 1984 he served as Press Secretary, Private Secretary and Principal Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Doug Anthony. During the interview, Mr Virtue sings a song, the words of which he wrote, to a tune based on one by the English...
Topics: Advisory Council (ACT), Air Disaster (1940), Alan Ramsey, Allan Barnes, Arthur Sullivan, ASIO, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Journalists Association, Australian War Memorial, Barbara Hurst, Bexhill Public School, Bill D’Arcy, Bill McMahon, Bob Hawke, Bob King, Brian Toohey, Brisbane, Bruce Lloyd, Byron Bay (NSW), Cabinet, Canberra, China, CIA, Claire Virtue, Closer Economic Relations (New Zealand), Country Party, Cycling, Dairy farming, David Combe, Department of Trade, Dismissal (November 11, 1975), Dough Anthony, Earle Page, Environa, Eric White & Associates, Family life, Fax machines, Financial Review, Flies, Fred Daly, From the Pulpit (newspaper column), Geoffrey Yeend, Gordon Freeth, Gough Whitlam, Harold Holt, Henry Halloran, Herald (Melbourne), Holt disappearance, Hughes (ACT), Ian Hancock, Ian Robinson, Ian Sinclair, Jess Hale, Jim Lane, John Curtin, John England, John Gorton, John McEwen, Jon Christian, Journalists, Keith Darrow, Kurrajong Hotel, Lance Barnard, Larry Anthony, Law Council of Australia, League of Rights, Leighton (building company), Liam Bathgate, Lismore (NSW), Long Bay Gaol, Mack Holten, Majestic Fanfare (music), Malcolm Fraser, Margot Anthony, Marriage, Members Dining Room, Methodists, Michelle Grattan, Murwillumbah (NSW), National Capital Development Commission, National Party, Neil Currie, New Brighton (NSW), New Zealand, Nimbin (NSW), Norco, Northbourne Flats, Northern Star (newspaper), Parody (song), Party Room, Pat Daly, Paul Davey, Paul Keating, Peter Bowers, Peter Nixon, Phillip Lynch, Photocopiers, Press Gallery, Press secretaries, Principal Private Secretaries, PROBUS, Ralph Hunt, Regent Theatre, Robert Menzies, Ron Anderson, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Russian Embassy, Singing, Sir John Marshall, Sir Richard Kingsland, Song (parody), Speechwriters, St Andrews Church, Sydney Morning Herald, Technology, Television (political commercials), The Age, The Mirror, Tony Eggleton, Trade Winds (song), Typewriters, Uniting Church, Victoria University (New Zealand), Vietnam War, Wal Brooks, Wesley Church, Winston Churchill, Word processors, Work conditions, World Trade Organisation, Yes Minister (TV program)
Born in Brisbane in 1957, Laura Beacroft came to Canberra in 1974. She worked in the Parliamentary Library on a casual basis in 1975 and was in the building on November 11, 1975.
Topics: Australian Labor Party, Australian National University, Belconnen, Bicycles, Brisbane, Canberra, Dismissal 1975, Gough Whitlam, Hotel Canberra, Hyatt hotel, John Kerr, Legislative Research Service, Librarians, Parliamentary Annexe, Parliamentary Library, Police, Provisional Parliament House, Security, Social clubs, Student Employment Service ANU, TAA (airline), Technology, Wages, William Wentworth, Working conditions, Yeronga
Steve Gavin, born in Brisbane in 1944, worked in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet from 1970 to 1980 and was a Cabinet note-taker for three years from 1976 to 1978.
Topics: Administrative Services Department, Aircraft hijackings, Allan Rose, Anteroom, Arthur Tange, Australian Defence College, Australian Federal Police, Bicentenary, Bob Ellicott, Brassey House, Brisbane, Cabinet, Cabinet anteroom, Cabinet Handbook, Cabinet leaks, Cabinet meetings, Cabinet Room, Canberra, Capital Hill, Constitution and Legal Affairs, Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act, Croatia, Defence Department, Defence Planning Division, Defence Signals Division, Diplomatic Service trainees, Doug Anthony, Federal Police Training College, Foreign Affairs Department, Fred Daly, Geoffrey Yeend, Gough Whitlam, H.C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs, Henry Bland, Hijackings, Hostels, Ian Sinclair, Intelligence and Security Branch, John Bunting, Joint Intelligence Organisation, Joint Services of Staff College, Lawley House, Legislation Committee, Lionel Murphy, Malcolm Fraser, National Capital Development Commission, National Party, New Parliament House, Note Takers, Office of National Assessments, Officials’ Gallery (Senate), Papua New Guinea, Parliamentary Liaison Officers, Peter Nixon, Phil Lynch, Policy and Projects, Primary Industry Department, Prime Minister & Cabinet Department, Public Service Board, Public Works Department, Queensland University, Redcliffe, Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security, Secret Intelligence Service, Special Minister of State, Taxation, Terrorism, Tony Powell, Torres Strait, Transport Department, Treasury, William McMahon, Yarralumla, Yugoslavia
John Campbell was appointed to Hansard in 1960, working in the provisional Parliament House until 1988 and then in the new Parliament House until 1990 when he retired from the post of Principal Parliamentary Reporter. He was born in Brisbane in 1935.
Topics: Accountancy, ACT Legislative Assembly, Ainsley Gotto, Alan Ramsey, Alan Reid, Albury Follett, Allen Fairhall, Alwyn Simpson, Arthur Calwell, Assistant Principal Parliamentary Reporters, Australian Agricultural Council, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Fisheries Council, Australian Journalists Association, Bernie Harris, Bert Milliner, Bill Bridgman, Bill Hayden, Billy Snedden, Billy Wentworth, Bob Hawke, Bob Martin, Brisbane, Brisbane State High School, Bruce Goodluck, Canberra, Canberra College of Advanced Education, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Times (newspaper), Chicken Man incident, Chief Hansard Reporter, Committee system, Commonwealth Hansard Editors Association, Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Computers, Cricket, Crossing the floor, Democracy, Diploma of Commerce, Dismissal (November 11th, 1975), Divisions (in Parliament), Donald Cameron, Doug McClelland, Eddie Ward, Edward St John, Edwards Cup, Football, Fred Daly, Gordon Bryant, Gough Whitlam, Government Printing Office (Kingston), Graham Freudenberg, Hansard, Hansard indexes, Hansard reporters, Harold Holt, Harry Jenkins, Hilton Hotel bombing 1978, House of Commons, Ian Sinclair, Ithaca Creek State School (Qld), Jim Killen, Jim Roberts, Joe McKnight, John Carrick, John Gorton, John McEwen, John Templeton, Joint Sitting 1974, Julian Beale, Ken Ingram, Ken Wriedt, Kim Beazley senior, Lamson tubes, Lawley House (Canberra), Leo O’Donnell, Leslie Haylen, Lionel Murphy, Loan Council, London conference (1984), Malcolm Fraser, Malcolm McGregor, Manfred Cross, Members Dining Room, Ministerial Council meetings, Neville Richards, New Parliament House, Papua New Guinea, Parliamentary broadcasting, Parliamentary Information Systems Office, Parliamentary Library, Parties (social), Pat Finnemore, Pat Sales, Paul Hasluck, Peter Rae, Peter Walsh, Photocopying machine, Pitman’s Shorthand, Premiers Conference, Principal, Parliamentary Reporters, Proof-reading, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Ralph Hunt, Recording technology, Reg Withers, Reg Wright, Retirement, Robert Menzies, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Schooling, Secrecy, Security (Parliament House), Security clearances, Senate Select Committee on Securities and Exchange, Senior Officers’ Dining Room, Shorthand, Sound and Vision Office, Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation SEATO), Staff Dining Room, State Commercial High School (Qld), State Reporting Bureau (Qld), Stenographers, Steno-machines, Style Council, Supervisors, Tape Transcription Centre, Tape transcriptions, Technology, The Age (newspaper), Travels (work), Typesetting, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, University of Queensland, Wages, Wallace Brown, Wilfred Kent Hughes, William McMahon