Oral histories on the topic 'H V Evatt'
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 Sydney, Hazel Craig started work in Canberra in 1934 as a member of a typists’ pool in the Prime Minister’s Department. Between 1935 and 1976, she served on the secretarial staff of five Prime Ministers: Joe Lyons, Robert Menzies, Arthur Fadden, John Curtin and Ben Chifley. She was Menzie...
Topics: A J McLachlan, Abdication (King Edward V111), Air disaster, Canberra, Alan Reid, Alexander Downer, Allen Brown, Bank nationalisation, Bankstown, Ben Chifley, Billy Hughes, Buses, Cabinet anteroom, Cabinet Room, Civic, Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Darwin, Depression 1930s, Don Rogers, Earle Page, East Block, Eileen Lenner, Eileen Lenihan, Elizabeth Chifley, Elsie Curtin, Enid Lyons, Essington Lewis, Frank Forde, Frederick Shedden, G for George campaign, Gorman House, H C Coombs, H V Evatt, Harold Cox, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Kurrajong, Ian Fitchett, Joe Lyons, John Curtin, John Latham, John Storey, Kalgoorlie, Kings Hall, London, Manuka, Marge Grosvenor, Mary Martin, Pattie Menzies, Percy Sender, Perth, Peter Heydon, Peter Isaacson, Postmaster General, Press Gallery, Prime Ministers Department, Provisional Parliament House, Rex Harrison, Richard Casey, Robert Menzies, Royal Visit 1954, Secretaries, Shorthand, Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, Stanley Baldwin, Telephone exchange, Thelma Caswell, Transport, Typists, USA, War Cabinet, West Block, Women, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), World War Two