Oral histories on the topic 'Gough Whitlam'
Terry Larkin talks about his work in the Department of Treasury from 1958 to 1974, including his time as Principal Private Secretary to the Treasurer, Harold Holt, in 1960 and 1961, and his background and career path.
Topics: Recession 1961, Credit Squeeze 1961, Loan Council, Ted Theodore, Harold Holt, Roland Wilson, Wallace Wurth, Austin Sellick, role of Principal Private Secretary, Budgets, Arthur Calwell, Gough Whitlam, Eddie Ward, Robert Menzies, Jack McEwen, import restrictions, trade, Jim Cairns, Les Heylen, Frank Crean, L. J. Hooker, John Gorton, Jim Killen, Billy McMahon, Malcolm Fraser, Harkness Fellowship, Peter Brown, H. C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs
Cheryl Cartwright, journalist and manager, came to Canberra in 1978 to work as a secretary for Prime Minister Fraser. In 1980 she enrolled in university studies and in 1984 returned to the provisional Parliament House as a journalist. She worked in the Press Gallery before moving to Adelaide to w...
Topics: ABC radio, Adelaide, Advisors, Alan Jones, Andrew McKellar, Andrew Peacock, Ansett Airlines, Australian Associated Press, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Jones, Bill Hayden, Bill Heffernan, Bob Hawke, Brian Loughnane, Budgets, Business Sunday, Canberra, Canberra Times, Cathy Quealy, Centrelink, Channel Nine, Channel Seven, Claire Arthurs, Cotter dam, Dale Budd, David Kidd, David Woodrow, Education, Election campaigns, Facebook, Family, Fax machines, Female Eunuch, Focus groups, Footscray, Gareth Evans, General Motors Holden, Gough Whitlam, Graham Richardson, Grahame Morris, Hansard, Ian McKay, India, Jeff Kennett, Jillaroo, Jocelyn Newman, John Hewson, John Howard, John Moore, John Stanley, Journalists, Kerry O’Brien, Kerry Packer, Labor Party, Liaison officers, Liberal Party, Macquarie Radio, Malcolm Fraser, Malcolm Hazell, Martin Ferguson, Media advisors, Michael Cavanagh, Nareen, Neal Blewett, New Parliament House, New Zealand, One Nation party, Paul Keating, Paul Kelly, Peter Costello, Peter Hand, Peter Harvey, Petro Giorgiou, Pipeline Industry Association, Politics, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Office, Provisional Parliament House, Question Time, Radio, Radio 2GB, Radio Alley, Ralph Willis, Russell Schneider, Ruth Murray, Secretaries, Security, Shorthand, Smoking, SP bookies, Speech writers, Stan Collard, Stephen Spencer, Switchboard operators, Technology, television, Telex machines, The Australian, The Lodge, Tony Street, Tony Streeton, Twitter, Typewriters, Typists, Vietnam War, Wal Fife, Warren Truss, Weekly Times, Wilson Tuckey, Women’s Weekly
Daryl Smeaton was born in Victoria in 1949. In 1971 he was Departmental Liaison Officer to the Attorney-General and from 1973 to 1975 he provided Ministerial Services to the Special Minister of State. Between 1987 and 1994 he worked as Senior Private Secretary to two Ministers for Justice, Michae...
Topics: Administrative Services, Adrian Wild, Amanda Vanstone, ASIO, Attorney-General’s Department, Audrey Fagan, Australasian Police Ministers Council, Australian Council of Youth Political Leaders, Australian Federal Police, Australian Rules football, Ballarat, Barrie Unsworth, Bill Bowtell, Bill Coad, Bob Collins, Bob Hawke, Bob McMullan, Brian Harradine, Brian Howe, Briefings, Cabinet Room, Canberra, Canberra Rex, Carol Summerhayes, China, Clarrie Harders, Clyde Cameron, Coast Watch, Commissioner for Trade Practices, Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board, Consumer affairs, Department of Finance, Department of Justice, Dismissal (November 11, 1975), Don Chipp, Don Russell, Don Willesee, Doug McClelland, Duncan Kerr, East Block, Ellen Hawke, Family life, Fred Chaney, Freedom of Information, Gareth Evans, Gary Quinlan, Geoff Fary, Gerry Hand, Gough Whitlam, Gowrie Hostel, Graham Richardson, Greens, Guns, Hobart, Hoddle Street massacre, Interchange Program, Ivor Greenwood, Jaan, Joe Thwaites, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, John Bennett, John Button, John Howard, John Kerr, John Rowe, Keith Wright, Koula Alexiandes, Labor Party, Laurie Oakes, Lionel Bowen, Malcolm Fraser, Michael Bolton, Michael Lavarch, Michael Lee, Michael Tate, Michelle Grattan, Milton Cockburn, Neal Blewett, New Parliament House, Nick Bolkus, Noel Crichton-Browne, Parliamentary Liaison, Pat O’Connor, Paul Bongiorno, Paul Calvert, Paul Keating, Peter Cook, Peter McAulay, Peter Walsh, Port Arthur massacre, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Question Time, Referendum Bills, Robert Cotton, Sandy Hollway, Sid Spindler, Simon Overland, Spain, Special Minister for State, Special Premiers’ Conference, Stanley Ho, Stuart Flats, Thailand, Treaties, University studies, USA, Wrest Point Casino, Young Christian Workers Movement
Kate Moore was born in England and migrated to Canberra in 1968. From 1970 to 1977 she worked for World University Service and for the Australian Council for Overseas Aid. From 1977 to 1983 she was Executive Assistant to the National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party and from 1983 to 1987 N...
Topics: Advisors, Affirmative action, AIDs, Ann Foreman, Annabel Crabb, Anti-apartheid movement, Apartheid, Assistants, Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA), Australian Journalists Association, Australian Labor Party, Australian National University, Beacon Hill, Bill Hayden, Bob Hawke, Bob McMullan, Bob Whan, Brendan O’Dwyer, British Labour Party, Cabinet Room, Canada, Canberra, Cape Town, Christianity, Churchill House, David Combe, Deborah Snow, Defence Department, Deniliquin, Denmark, Development issues, Development News Digest, Don Giles, Don Grimes, Education, Election campaign 1977, Election campaign 1983, Election campaigns, Factions, Family background, Feminism, French, Nuclear Tests, Gender issues, Geoff Evans, George Megalogenis, Germaine Greer, Glenda Johnson, Gough Whitlam, Graham Richardson, Health Ministry, Heather O’Connor, Hobart, Hostels, Hotel Acton, Hungary, International Women’s Conference, Mexico 1975, International Year of Women 1975, Ivanov Affair, Jill Whan, John Button, John Curtin House, John Dawkins, John Kerin, John Singleton, Journalists, Ken Bennett, Kent (UK), Kerry Sibraa, Laurie Oakes, Leningrad, Maidstone (UK), Malta, Margaret Connelly, Margaret Wilson, Marriage, Medicare, Michael Wooldridge, Michelle Grattan, Mick Young, Migration, Moscow, National Executive (ALP), National Organiser (ALP), National Secretariat (ALP), Neal Blewett, New Parliament House, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Nissen huts, Patricia Hewitt, Peter Staples, Peter Walsh, Preselection, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Question Time, Rosemary Crowley, Russia, Secretaries, Senior private secretaries, Shorthand, Socialist International, South Africa, SS Canberra (ship), St. Ives (Sydney), Stenographers, Susan Ryan, Sweden, Tahiti, Tahitian Socialist Party, Technology, Vietnam protest movement, Weston Creek, Willy Brandt, Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL), World University Service
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)
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
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
Bryan Butler, born in 1944, was a radio journalist with 2CA from approximately 1965 to 1968.
Topics: 2GN (Goulburn radio station), Arthur Calwell, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Australian War Memorial, Bilbul (NSW), Bobby Limb, Brian Minards, Bruce Lansley, Canberra Rex (hotel), Canberra Technical School, Cheviot beach, De Bortoli family, Family background, Frank Chamberlain, Fred Daly, Gordon Bryant, Gough Whitlam, Harold Holt, Herbert V Evatt, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, John Gorton, John McEwen, Journalists, Lyndon Johnson (LBJ), Lyneham High School, Macquarie Broadcasting Service, Malcolm Fraser, Members Dining Room, Monaro Mall, Newcastle (NSW), Peter Carrodus, Peter Ucko, Petrov Affair, Press Gallery, Radio, Radio journalism, Recording technology, Robert Menzies, Ron Hughes, Sarah Lane, Schooling, Steve Liebmann, Terry Dear, Tony Eggleton, Vietnam War, William McMahon
Raeburn Trindall (1935-2014) was a prominent Australian cinematographer. He began his career in 1950 at Associated Film Laboratory before joining Movietone News in the camera department in 1955. He was soon elevated to being a Newsreel cinematographer and remained there till early 1961 – then wen...
Topics: A Current Affair, Archibald Prize, Artists, Associated Film, ATN, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian, Cinematographers Society, Bill Rayner, Bruce Gyngell, Bushfires, Canberra Media Productions, Channel Seven, Cinematographers, Cinesound, Cricket, Department of Army Public Relations, Drought, Film industry, Film laboratories, Film-makers, Floods, Four Corners, Frank Chamberlain, Gough Whitlam, Jack Davey, John Haslem, John Knight, Journalists, Kevin Sanders, Kooyong (property), Labor Party, Leura bushfires, Liberal Party, Lyall Trindall, Movietone, News, Mrs. McCaughey, Narrandera, News reels, Norman Lindsay, Paul Hasluck, Photographers, Political commercials, Self-hypnosis, Senate, Sid Wood, Supreme Court case, Sydney, Sydney Morning Herald, Technology, television, The Inquiring Photographer, Wentworth Falls, Working conditions
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)
Morrie Adamson, born 1926 in Queanbeyan, NSW, worked at Old Parliament House between 1964 and 1986, initially as Secretary to the Public Works Committee and subsequently as Secretary to a number of HOR standing and select committees. He became Senior Parliamentary Officer supervising HOR Committe...
Topics: Aboriginal Affairs Committee, Aboriginal protests, Acton, ad hoc committees, Administrative and Clerical Offices, Allan Fairhall, Andrew Peacock, annex, Arthur Calwell, Arthur Higgins, Australian National University, Ayers Rock, Bauxite, beef roads (Northern Territory), Ben Chifley, Bernie Harris, Bert Kelly, Bill Brimble, Bill Stanner, Bill Wentworth, Billy O’Connor, Black Mountain tower, Bob Fulton, Bob Hawke, Bob Thompson, Bryan Harvey, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Cabinet, Cabinet Room, Camp Hill, Canberra, Canberra High School, Canberra Times, Canberra University College, Commerce degree, committee secretaries, Committee system, Committees Secretariat, Commonwealth Department of Works, Commonwealth Parliament Association, David Reid, David Smith, Democracy, Demonstrations, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Civil Aviation, Department of Territories, Dick Hillier, Don Piper, Doug Anthony, Doug Blake, Duntroon, Edgar Prowse, Environment and Conservation Committee, Felix Dittmer, Fred Chaney, George Branson, George Henry Rottenverry, George White, gold mining, Gordon Pike, Gordon Scholes, Gough Whitlam, Gove Alumina, Government printing offices, Hansard staff, Harold Holt, Harold White, Harry Jenkins, HMAS Cerberus, Hotel Acton, Hotel Canberra, House of Representatives, Ian Emerton, Jack Marshall, John Button, John Ferguson, John Gunn, John Howes, John Knight, John Langmore, John Overall, Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory, Joint House Department, Ken Fry, Kerry Clancy, Kingston, Len Bosman, Liberal Party, Linguists, Lionel Murphy, Malcolm Fraser, Maldon (Victoria), Manfred Cross, Manuka Swimming Pool, Margaret Reid, Max Neutze, Methodist Overseas Mission, Military service (WW2), National Capital Development Commission, National Library, National Mint, National Parks, New and Permanent Parliament House Committee, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Parliament House, Paul Hasluck, Phillip Lynch, Phillip Ruddock, President Johnson’s visit (1966), Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Department, Program officers, Project managers, Public Accounts Committee, Public Works Committee, Queanbeyan, Ralph Hunt, Raymond Court, Records officers, Reggie Wright, Retirement, Road Safety Committee, Robert Menzies, Roy Bullock, Royal Australian Navy, Rupert Myers, Security, Senate, senior parliamentary officers, Serjeant-at-arms, Softwood and Forestry Agreement Acts, statutory committees, stonemasons, Ted Egan, Telopea Park Primary School, The Dismissal (11 November 1975), Tom Uren, Tony Lamb, Transcripts, Travels for work, Tullamarine airport, Uluru, War Cabinet, West Block, Whitlam government, William Holford, Wilson Tuckey, World War Two, Yirrkala people
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