Oral histories on the topic 'marriage'
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
Paul Davey was born in England in 1947 and migrated to Australia in 1966. He became a journalist in 1966 and worked with the Press Gallery in Canbera 1969 and the 1970s. He also worked overseas and around Australia before becoming Senior Private Secretary to the Hon. Peter Nixon (1978-83) and the...
Topics: Aboriginal affairs, Advertising industry, Advisors, Alan Reid, Albert Field, Alistair Drysdale, AM (radio program), American Cattlemen’s Association, Apartheid, Apex Club, Assisted Passage Scheme, Associated Press of America, Australian Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Business Ltd, Australian culture, Australian Journalists Association, Australian Labor Party, Australian United Press, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Authorship, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Virtue, Beef exports, Beer, Bert Kelly, Bertie Milliner, Bill Hayden, Billy McMahon, Birmingham (England), Blowring Dam (NSW), Bob Hawke, Bob Sparkes, Botswana, Brisbane, Bruce Lloyd, Bureau of Animal Health, Cadet journalism, Cairns (Qld), Canada, Canberra, Castel Felice (ship), Cecile Ferguson, Censorship, Central Station (Sydney), Charles Blunt, Charles Davey, Charles Horsfall, Chiefs of Staff, Chrissie Incher, Church of England, Clive Speed, Colorado (USA), Cooper’s Creek (book), Country Party, Country Press Association, Daily Advertiser (newspaper, Wagga), David Barnett, David Butt, David Jensen, David Russell, David Thompson, Democracy, Dina Hayter, Doug Anthony, Doug MacGregor, Dubbo (NSW), England, Eric Robinson, European Union, Exchange Hotel (Wagga), Farming, Federal Council of National Party, Federal Election campaign 1983, Federal Election campaign 1987, Fleet Street (London), Folk music, Food, Frank Walker, Fred Chaney, Fremantle (WA), Geoff Duncan, George Golla, George Souris, Gordon Jackson, Gough Whitlam, Gundagai (NSW), Harold Holt, Harry Cockcroft, Helen Dickie, Historians, Hong Kong, Hope Stuart, Humour, I’ve got a Secret (TV show), Ian Sinclair, ICAC, Jan Hurst, Japan, Jim Killen, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Joh for Canberra campaign 1987, Johannesburg (South Africa), John Anderson, John Curtin House, John Gorton, John Hayter, John Howard, John McEwen, John McEwen House, John Patterson, John Stone, Journalists, Julian McGauran, Ken Begg, Ken Braddock, Ken Broderick, Ken Crooke, Kingswood (England), Larry Anthony, Laurie Oakes, Liberal Party, Libya, Lindy MacGregor, Lionel Murphy, Loans Affair 1975, Lobbyists, Macquarie Publications, Malcolm Fraser, Maples (furniture store), Margot Anthony, Mark Rogerson, Mark Vaile, Marriage, Meat substitution scandal 1981, Members Bar, Michelle Grattan, Middle East, Migration, Mike Ahern, Mike Williams, Mungo MacCallum, Musicians, Narrabri (NSW), National Capital Development Commission, National Country Party, National Farmers Federation, National Institute Dramatic Art, National Party Australia, National Service, Nationals, Niki Savva, Nine Network, Northwest Courier (newspaper), NRMA, Orange (NSW), Parents, Party Directors, Paul Keating, Paul Kelly, Pauline Hanson, Pease Pottage (England), Peggy Cowan, Peter Barry, Peter McGauran, Peter Nankervis, Peter Nixon, Peter Walsh, PM (radio program), Politics, Port Hedland (WA), Press Gallery, Primary Industry, Printing presses, ProFreeze (company), Protests in South Africa, Provisional Parliament House, Pubs, Pyrmont Finger Wharf, Radio Current Affairs, Ralph Hunt, Rand Daily Mail (newspaper, South Africa), Ray Braithwaite, Reg Grundy, Religion, Rhodesia, Rock music, Romano’s Hotel (Wagga), Ross Fitzgerald, Royal Australian Air Force VIP fleet, Royal Commission into Meat Industry 1982, Rural Press, Russell Warner, Russia, Sandy Mackenzie, School cadets, Schooling, Secretaries, Senior private secretaries, Shirley McKerrow, Snowy Mountain Scheme, Solihull (England), South Africa, South Korea, Southampton (England), Speech writing, Stenographers, Stephen Lusher, Steven Davey, Stuart family, Stuart McDonald, Stuart Wagstaff, Sun Pictorial (newspaper), Superannuation, Surrey (England), Susie Mitchell, Sussex (England), Swaziland, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Heads, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper), Tax policy, Technology, Teleprinters, television, The Advertiser (newspaper), The Age (newspaper), The Australian (newspaper), The Land (newspaper), The Mudgee Guardian (newspaper), The Nixon Report, The Rock (Wagga), The Settlers (band), Thea McCabe, Tim Fischer, Tom Cowan, Tony Eggleton, Tony Walker, Tuberculosis, Tumut (NSW), Ulick O’Boyle, Unilateral Declaration of Independence (Rhodesia), Universal News Services, Vietnam War, Vince Gair, Vladivostock, Voyage (migrant), Wagga (NSW), Wellingborough boarding school, Wiley Francher, Woden (ACT), Women’s Weekly, Wool floor price, Wool industry, Writers, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe
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
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)
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
Marjorie (‘Marj’) Johnson, born in 1921, worked occasionally in the provisional Parliament House and also worked at the Kurrajong Hotel. She grew up in the Causeway.
Topics: Australian Rules football (Canberra), Canberra (1920s-1940s), Causeway (1930s-1940s), Children, Depression (1930s), Family background, Filshie, Mr. H. (headmaster), Games (childhood), Gardens (Provisional Parliament House), Harold Holt, Home life (Causeway), Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, J B Young’s store, John Curtin, John Gorton, Kurrajong Hotel, Lake Cargelligo, Marriage, Molonglo (internment camp), Orange (NSW), Parents, Queanbeyan River, Reid (ACT), Robert Menzies, Salvation Army, Schooling, Scott’s Crossing, Sports, Telopea Park school, World War Two (Canberra), Zara Holt
Lesley Hindley (nee Hyde) speaks about her early associations with the provisional Parliament House, through working as a typist in the early 1950s to her husband Rob Chalmers’ long involvement with the Press Gallery as a journalist. Mrs. Hindley's daughter, Susan Pitt (nee Chalmers) sat in on th...
Topics: Aborigines, Adam Ingram & Son (Manuka, ACT), Air raid shelters, Alan Curtis, American servicemen (in Sydney), Archie Cameron, Arnott’s Biscuit factory, Australian Labor Party, Australian Press Services, Ballet Russes, Ballroom dancing, Barbara Brooks, Beauticians, Ben Chifley, Bill Dovey, Bill Lascott, Bill McMahon, Boarding houses, Bob Hawke, Bondi (Sydney), Brisbane Line (World War 2), Cold War, Communist Party of Australia, Daily Mirror (newspaper), David Fairbairn, Diplomats, Domestic Science, Don Whitington, Dot Moll [?], Dover Heights, High School (Sydney), Eda Hollitt, Election campaign (Labor, 1972), Family background, Faye Brooks, Federal Golf Club, Fred Coleman, George Kerr, Golf, Greg Hyde, Hairdressing college (Sydney), Harold Holt, Hastings Deering (Sydney), Havelock House, Hostels, Hotel Civic, Hugh Burn, Jack Commins, Joan Commins, John Gorton, John McEwen, Journalists, Journalists Ball (Canberra), Kevin Power, King’s Hall, Laddie Hindley, Lascott’s School of Ballroom Dancing, Lawley House, Les Love, Little Pattie, Madam Gossamer, Marcia Cain, Margaret Whitlam, Marriage, Melbourne Cup, Mick Burn, Mike Willesee, Mining engineers, Mount Isa (Qld), Narrabundah (ACT), New Norfolk (mental hospital, Tasmania), New Zealand, Peter Whitney, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Department, Primrose Coleman, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Ray Maley, Religion, Richard Carlton, Rob Chalmers, Robert Menzies, Ron McCawley, Rosa Hyde, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Rugby Union (North Island, New Zealand), Russia, Ruth Fairbairn, Sheila Phelan, Socialism, Susan Pitt, Sydney, Sydney High School, Tamie Fraser, Ted Cain, The Lodge, The Wellington (hotel), Wally Brooks, William Slim, World War Two, Zara Holt