Oral histories on the topic 'Parliamentary Library'
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 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
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
Greg McIntosh was a staffer in the Provisional Parliament House for the Hon. Ian McPhee from 1985 to 1987. He was a Parliamentary Political Science Fellow from 1988-89. The Museum is acquiring his collection of taped interviews with MPs, Senators and Press Gallery journalists about the implicatio...
Topics: Alan Missen, Albert Langer, Andrew Peacock, Andrew Southcott, Annette Ellis, Australian Financial Review, Australian Labor Party, Bangladesh, Barry Jones, Bernie Ripoll, Birchip (Vic), Bob Hawke, Canberra, Chris Puplick, Clarrie Millar, Colac (Vic), Communications policy, Computers, Country Party, Democracy, Des Keegan, Don Chipp, Doug Anthony, Ellnor Grassby, Family background, Formal education, Gareth Evans, Gough Whitlam, Herald & Weekly Times, Hotel Kurrajong, House of Commons (UK), Ian Cameron, Ian McPhee, Ian Sinclair, India, Jeparit (NSW), Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Joh for Canberra campaign, John Button, John Gorton, John Howard, John Moore, Kate Carnell, Kelly Hoare, Lachie McGregor, Legislative Assembly (ACT), Liberal Forum, Liberal Party, Louis Matheson, Max Burr, Michael Duffy, Michael Kroger, Mick Young, Mike Gore, Monash University, National Farmers Federation, National Party, New Parliament House, New Right, Norm Jensen, Parliamentary Executive, Parliamentary Library, Paul Keating, Peter Costello, Peter Fisher, Phillip Ruddock, Political Science Fellows, Political scientists, Practical jokes, Pranks, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Rainbow (Vic), Ralph Hunt, Ralph Willis, Researchers, Robert Hill, Robert Sparkes, Ross Lightfoot, Steele Hall, Teachers, Technology, The Lobby (restaurant), Trevor Kaine, Tuggeranong (ACT), Typewriters, Weston (ACT), Wets and Drys (Liberal Party), Williamstown (Melbourne), Wilson Tuckey, Winton Turnbull, Wycheproof (Vic), Yarrawonga (Vic)