Oral histories on the topic 'commonwealth public service'
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)
Jean Salisbury was appointed in 1942 as one of two Stenographer Secretaries to Frederick Shedden, the Head of War Cabinet Secretariat. She worked in the Secretariat until early 1945. Born in 1922 in Melbourne, she died in Canberra in 2014.
Topics: Accommodation, Advisory War Council, Alan Salisbury, American soldiers, Archie Wilson, Barbara Potts, Bert Port, Bicycling, Brassey House, Brisbane, Campbell (ACT), Chartered accountants, Coburg High School, Commonwealth Public Service, Commonwealth Typists Exam, Dacomb Business College, Dacomb Shorthand, Darwin (bombing), Defence Committee, Department of Air, Department of Defence, Douglas MacArthur, East Block, Essington Lewis, Frederick Shedden, Jane Price, Japan, John Curtin, Kings Cross, Marriage, Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall, Menzies Hotel Melbourne), Nancy Turner, Note-takers, Order of Australia, Pitman’s Shorthand, Rosie Fraser, Sam Landau, Schooling, Shorthand, Singing, Spirit of Progress (train), St. John’s Church (Reid, ACT), Stenographers, Sydney, Thomas Beecham, Typists, Victoria Barracks, Vincent Quealy, VJ Day, War Cabinet, War Cabinet Secretariat, World War Two, Writers, Jean Duncan