Oral histories on the topic 'Tennis'
Brian Walshe was an attendant in the House of Representatives in the provisional Parliament House from 1980 to 1988. He remained an attendant with the Parliament until retirement in 2007. He was born at Shepparton, Victoria, in 1934.
Topics: Alan Browning, Albury, Attendants, Baniana (Victoria), Ben Chifley, Benalla (Victoria), Billy Snedden, Bob Hawke, Bonegilla, Bruce Goodluck, Canberra Fruit & Vegetables, Chicken Man incident, Commonwealth Public Service Union, Conditions of work, Dick Currie, Dick Liscombe, Dookie (Victoria), Family, Female attendants, Fred Daly, Geoff Brecht, Hansard, Harold Whitby, Holder (ACT), Hours of work, Ian Cochran, Iannelli’s, Jacob’s Foodliner, Jock Bigge, Malcolm Fraser, Matthew Walshe, McPherson & Turner, Mick Young, Neville Gathercole, New Parliament House, Norm Crawford, Pat Smith, Paul Feldsman, Paul Keating, Queanbeyan, Question Time, Retirement, Routines of work, Sarah Crabbe, Shepparton (Victoria), St Augustine’s school, Tennis, Thelma Dixon, Uniforms, Valley Potatoes, Wodonga
Gail Tregear, born in 1940, talks about her late father, Allan Tregear, who joined the Parliamentary service in the Senate in 1920 and was Clerk of the House of Representatives from 1955 to 1958. She also recalls memories of childhood and teenage years in the Provisional Parliament House.
Topics: Air-raid shelters, Albert Hall, Allan Tregear, Ben Chifley, Brassey House, Canada, Canberra, Canberra University College, Childhood memories, Clerks (House of Representatives), Cricket, Depression (1930s), Diaries, England, Family life, Film industry, Frederick Shedden, Gary Cooper, Golf, Hollywood, Home movies, Hong Kong, Horse races, House of Commons (UK), Illustrated London News (newspaper), John Curtin, Joint House Department, Kensington, Liberal Party, Malcolm Moir, Marriage, Mugga Way, Munitions, Nellie Melba, Opening ceremony 1927, Parliament House (Melbourne), Parliamentary Service, Phillip Island, Politics, Port Melbourne, Punch (magazine), Queanbeyan, Railways, Red Hill, Religion, Robert Garran, Robert Menzies, Saturday Evening Post (newspaper), Tennis, United States of America, University of Melbourne