Oral histories on the topic 'canberra'
Regina Meinhold talks about her friendship with Mrs. Evdokia Petrova in Australia. She also discusses her own experiences of World War Two in Latvia and her migration to Canberra via Bonegilla, Victoria, in 1947.
Topics: Petrov Affair, Migration, Canberra, Cold War
Jack Dealy discusses his work as a policeman in Canberra in the 1950s and 1960s. He recalls street and court duties, escorting prisoners to Goulburn Gaol, and dealing with protests outside and inside Parliament House. He also talks about the Police Association and his commitment to the Police Cit...
Topics: Policing, Canberra, Journalism, Democracy
Mr Freedman talks about his five years from 1951 in the Press Gallery in the provisional Parliament House with the Melbourne *Argus* newspaper.
Topics: Canberra, Journalism, Politics
Ken Ingram discusses his childhood in Canberra and his experience as a political journalist for *The Canberra Times*.
Topics: Old Parliament House, Canberra, Journalism, Politics
Rob Chalmers, the Press Gallery’s longest serving journalist, explains why the Rose Garden annexe for parliamentarians was built in the 1980s and how Prime Minister Bob Hawke saved the day for the Press Gallery.
Topics: Journalism, Politics, Canberra, Old Parliament House
Wallace Brown served in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery from 1961 to 1995, making him one of the longest serving members. During this time he covered 17 general elections and 10 prime ministers. In 1995, Brown was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to journalism.
Topics: Journalism, Politics, Canberra, Old Parliament House
Terry Malcolm, born 1943 in Sydney, worked for the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Canberra from 1975 to 1994. During this period he was a parliamentary broadcaster at the Provisional Parliament House and later at the Australian Parliament House and he was also an announcer and newsreader o...
Topics: Canberra, Journalism, Cooma, Snowy Mountain Scheme, Public Gallery, Harry Malcolm, Cinematography, Chicken Man incident, Radio, Bruce Goodluck, Charles McLachlan, School of Radio, John Scott, 2XL, Mick Young, Bronte, Sydney, Fred Daly, Bert James, Billy Snedden, Peter Carrodus, 2CA, Peter Leonard, Steve Liebmann, 2UE, 2CC, Chris Neilson, Parliamentary broadcasting, Kevin Chapman, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Rod Henshaw, Errol Silver, Parliamentary Broadcasting Committee, Commonwealth Public Service Union, George Negus, Paul Lockyer, Technology, New Parliament House, Jim Killen, Kaiser, Walsh, Perini and Raymond
Roger Martindale, born 1943 in England, was a police constable in the UK until 1973 when he migrated to Australia. He joined the Commonwealth Police (now AFP) VIP protection service in 1973 which included being part of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's security team in 1978 and thereafter that of t...
Topics: ‘A Current Affair’ (TV program), Aboriginal Tent Embassy, AFL Grand Final, Aircraft, Alresford, ASIO, Attendants, Australian Federal Police, Australian Protective Service, awards, Bahamas, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Brown, Beijing, Bill Hayden, Bob Hawke, Bob Hunter, Bomb scare, Bushfires, Cabinet anteroom, Cabinet Room, Camaraderie, Canberra, China, CHOGM, CHOGRM, Chris Conybeare, Commonwealth Police, Constitutional Convention 1998, Cook Islands, Craig Emerson, Demonstrations, Denis Richardson, Doug Anthony, Dubrovnik, Duck shooting, Election campaigns, Fairstar (ship), Family life, Firearms, Frank Leverett, Frank Lowy, Gambling, Gareth Evans, Geoffrey Yeend, George Davidson, George Shultz, Golf, Gorbachev, Government House, Governor-General, Graham Freudenberg, Graham Richardson, Graham Seidel, Hampshire, Hazel Hawke, Hilton bombing, Hilton hotel, Horse races, Hostels, Ian Sharp, Ian Sinclair, India, Indira Gandhi, Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Israel, Jill Saunders, Joe Feldman, John Bowen, John Button, John Hewson, John Kerr, KGB, Kim Beazley, Kirribilli House, Kremlin, Laurie Oakes, Lionel Bowen, Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Thatcher, Michelle Grattan, Mick Young, Migration, Monterey, Mullumbimby, Nanjing, Nareen, New Dehli, New Parliament House, Ninian Stephens, Osvaldo Meneghello, Pakistan, Party Room, Paul Keating, Peter Harvey, Phil Lynch, Photographs, Policing, Portsmouth, Press Gallery, Princess Anne, Provisional Parliament House, Queen’s Visit 1992, Radio, Rajiv Gandhi, Red Square, Right to Life, Robert Ray, Royal Marines, Royalty Protection, Group, Sandy Hollway, Security, Security Intelligence and Diplomatic Liaison, Shandong Province, Singleton Army Base, South Africa, South Pacific, Forum, Tamie Fraser, The Lodge, Thomas Kelly, Tiananmen Square, Tipperary, Training, Turkey, US Secret Service, VIP Protection, Washington, Wombat trail, Yasser Arafat, Yasushiro Nakasone, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zelman Cowen
Caroline Cooper MVO, born in England, worked at the provisional Parliament House between November 1976 and 1979 in Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s office, initially as Private Secretary to Press Secretary David Barnett, then as Private Secretary to Chief of Staff Dale Budd. She also worked at the...
Topics: Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Alan Jones, Alexander Downer, Alister Drysdale, Bill Clarke, Brassey House, Brian George, British Foreign Office, Business, Studies, Cabinet Room, Canberra, Cathy Quealy, CERHOS (Ceremonial and Hospitality unit), Chinooks, Commonwealth cars, Concorde (jet), Dale Budd, David Barnett, David Kemp, Dennis White, Dick Smith, Don Chipp, Doug Anthony, Education, Elisabeth Murdoch, England, Family, Fiji, Geoff Yeend, Hazel Hawke, Helen Blaxland, Henry Dannerjeff, Hilton bombing 1978, Jackie Onassis, Janet Keogh, John Ray, Ken Haden, Kenya, London, Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Whitlam, Margot Reedy, Mexico, Migration, Ministerial advisers, Morarji Desai, Nareen, Neville Wran, New York, Owen Lloyd, Ozvaldo Meneghello, Papua New Guinea, Paris, Petro Giorgiou, Police, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Office, Provisional Parliament House, Question Time, Rhodesia, Ripponlea, Royal Herts Artillery, Royal Visit 1977, Royal Wedding 1981, Secretaries, Shorthand, Speech writing, Sydney, Tamie Fraser, Technology, The Lodge, Tony Street, Typists, World Travel Headquarters, Zimbabwe
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
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
Frank Jennings was Senior Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies from 1963 to 1966 and Prime Minister Harold Holt from 1966 to 1967. He was also Private Secretary to Ralph Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Transport from 1978 to 1983. He was born at Ballina, New South Wal...
Topics: Acton Guest House, Aid to Church Schools, Ainsley Gotto, Air Force One, Aircraft, Al Stafford, Alan Cumming-Thom, Allan Rose, Allen Brown, Anti-Discrimination Commission, Anzac Day, Arthur Calwell, ASIO, Athol Townley, Attendants, Australian Clerical Officers Association, Badgerys Creek, Ballina, Bede Hartcher, Bert Shepard, Bettina Gorton, Betty Greenwood, Betty Jennings, Bill Butler, Bill Harris, Bill Hayden, Bill Heseltine, Billy McMahon, Billy Snedden, Bingil Bay, Bob Drury, Bob Furlonger, Bob Hawke, Bob Jordan, Bob Lawrence, Bob Linford, Bob Willoughby, Brian Howe, Bushfires, Cabinet leaks, Cabinet Room, Cabinet submissions, Cadet patrol officer, Cambodia, Canberra, Canberra Club, Canberra Times, Canberra University College, Car accident, Caravelle Hotel, Carol Summerhayes, Charles Halton, Charlie Upton, Chigee, CHOGM, Chris North, Chris Warren, Code of dress, Colombo Plan, Commonwealth Employment Service, Commonwealth Gazette, Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, Connair Airways, Conscription, Cotter river, CRTS (Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme), Darwin, David Barnett, David Ortega, Democracy, Department of Territories, Department of Transport, Dick Klugman, Don Chipp, Dorrigo, Doug Anthony, East Block, Economic Commission for Asia Economics Division, PM’s Department, Eddie Connellan, Education, Egypt, Election campaigns, Family, Far East Conference, Farming, Federal Executive Council, France, Frank Ball, Frankfurt, Gamal Nasser, Geoff Yeend, Government House, Governor General, Hansard, Harare, Harold Holt, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Havelock House, Hawaii, Hazel Craig, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Windsor, Hugh Dash, Ian Fitchett, Industrial Chemistry, Interdepartmental Committee on GATT, Ivor Hele, Jack McEwen, Jack Pettifer, Jack Waterford, Jan Moore, Jane Macphillamy, Jim Hodges, Jim Killen, Jim Plimsoll, Jim Short, Jim Starkey, John Bunting, John Carrick, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination, John Gorton, John Hammond, John Kerin, John Overall, John Waller, John Wilton, Jon Menadue, Jonathan Gaul, Journalists, Julius Nyere, June Walters, Keith Sinclair, Kenneth Kaunda, Kevin Andrews Kings Hall, Kirribilli House, Korea, Laos, Lawley House, Lennox Hewitt, Les McSpiran, Loans Affair, Lobbyists, Lord De L’isle, Lucerne flats, Lyndon Baine Johnson, Malawi, Malcolm Fraser, Manuka, Margaret Guilfoyle, Marie Halford, Marie Helsford, Marriage, Martinis, Mary Newport, Media, Messengers, Mick Young, Milk run, Mim Hunt, Ministerial Staff Advisory Committee, Nancy Prasad, National Capital Development Authority, New, Parliament House, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigel Bowen, Nora Mills, Norfolk Island, O’Connor, Owen Brown, Owen Wilson, Papua New Guinea, Pat Delacy, Pat Wheatley, Patrick Waters, Pattie Menzies, Paul Davey, Paul Hasluck, Penny Wensley, Personal assistants, Peter Bailey, Peter Cullen, Peter Howson, Peter Kelly, Peter Lawler, Peter Morris, Peter Nixon, Peter Wilenski, Petro Georgiou, Petrov Affair, Politics, Port Macquarie, Portsea Postmaster General’s Department, Premiers’ conference, Press conferences, Prime Minister’s Department, Protests, Provisional Parliament House, Pru Goward, Public Service Board, Queanbeyan, RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force), Ralph Hunt, Ray Coppin, Ray Taylor, Ray Whitrod, REDEX trial, Referenda, Refugees Club, Regional Shipping Conference, Reid House, Religion, Research officers, Residences, Richard Casey, Ron Mendelsohn, Rosemary Follett, Roy Bullock, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Royal Family, Royal Visit 1954, Russell Snyder, Science, Secretaries, Security, Seychelles, Singapore, Snowy Mountains Authority, South Pacific Forum for Civil Aviation, Special Branch Police, Sport, St. Barnabas Church, Standing Orders, Statistics, Stenographers, Stromlo, Suez crisis, Sunday School, Sunshine Coast, Superannuation, Sydney, TAA (Trans-Australia Airways), Taiwan, Tanzania, Technology, Tim Conway, Timbrol Ltd, Tom Ferrie, Tom Hartigan, Tony Eggleton, Transport, Treasury, Tutoring, U3A (University of the Third Age), Ungary, Valerie Taylor, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Walgett, West Wyalong, Zambia, Zara Holt, Zimbabwe
Therese O'Neill (nee Mahony) was born at Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1917 and, after moving to Yass, attended the opening ceremony of Parliament House in 1927. Recorded in 2007, she died in 2009.
Topics: Aborigines, Canberra, Clifton Hill, Colin Rose, Darlinghurst, Duke and Duchess of York, Family background, Hall (NSW), Hans Robertson, Jack Lang, Joe Lyons, Marriage, Marrickville, Mercy Catholic school (Yass), Milliners, Motorbikes, Narrandera, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Opening ceremony 1927, Parents, Picnics, PMG (Post Master General), Religion, Schooling, Shirley Strickland, Yass, Mahony
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