Oral histories on the topic 'Members Dining Room'
Fred Johnson worked on the Parliament House construction site in the mid-1920s. After the Parliament House was opened in 1927, he joined the parliamentary staff, working in the building until his retirement in 1967, when he was Deputy Principal Attendant and Keeper of the Mace. Born in Sydney in ...
Topics: Accommodation, Alan Tregear, Alf Backley, Archie Cameron, Billiard Room, Billy Hughes, Bob Menzies, Bruce Mathews, Builders, Building workers, Burt Fields, Cabinet Room, Canberra (1920s), Caterers, Causeway, Charles Hawker, Charlie Adaman, Choristers, Dame Nellie Melba, David Fairbairn, Doug Blake, Frank Packer, Earle Page, Empire Parliamentary Association, Golf, Gracie Fields, Griffith (NSW), Harry Johnson, Hoskins (steel company), Hotel Canberra, Italians, James ‘Digger’ Dunn, Joe Alexander, John Butters, Joint House Department, Journalists, Kings Hall, Kitchen, Leeton (NSW), Les Dwyer, Littleton Groom, Members Bar, Members Dining Room, Opening ceremony 1927, Opposition Party Room, Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms, Party Room, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Queanbeyan, Records Office, Sammy Sampson, Save Our Sons, Security, Serjeant-at-arms, Speaker’s Chair, St Andrews Cathedral choir, The Mace, Tradesmen, Vietnam protests, Wilfred Johnson, Working conditions (1920s), World War One
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)
Beryl Hunt worked at Old Parliament House for approximately twenty-seven years, between 1950 and 1989. Her service was in several different time frames and in a variety of jobs. This included as a stenographer in a minister’s office and the Prime Minister’s office as a Hansard typist and in the P...
Topics: Andrew Peacock, Arthur Fadden, Bob Lansdown, Bob Willoughby, Bronwyn Bishop, Commonwealth cars, Don Chipp, Eddie Ward, Elgin Reid, Frank Chamberlain, Hansard, Harold Holt, Hazel Craig, Herschel Hurst, Hotel Ainslie, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Kings Hall, Members Dining Room, Portrait Gallery, Press Gallery, Queen’s Visit 1974, Robert Menzies, Stenographers, Tape transcription, Technology, Teleprinters, Tony Eggleton, Typists, Wages, Waitresses
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
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