Oral histories on the topic '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.
Veronica Wensing talks about the Women’s Constitutional Convention held in Canberra in 2002, the making of its banner which was later donated to Old Parliament House, and her personal background and involvement in the women’s movement.
Topics: Women’s Constitutional Convention (2002), parents migrants (Dutch), League of Women Voters, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Julia Gillard, Civic pub, textile art, Petronella Wensing, Hotel Canberra, Our Lady of Mercy College (Goulburn), women’s refuges, Women’s Services Network (Wesnet), domestic violence, Office for Women (ACT), Non-Government Organisations, John Laws, Alan Jones, Destroy the Joint (website), Judy Horacek, Fiona Edge, Rape Crisis Centre, Old Parliament House, Convention banner, awards, Suffragettes, Judy Harrison, Helen Leonard, Commonwealth Franchise Act (vote for women), Eric Lewis, Marian Riley, Marian Sawyer, Margaret Smith, Catherine Evans, Rosemary Evert, Mary Andrew, Amanda Graupner, Judith Downey, Chelsea Bell, Sarah Brash, Meredith Hinchcliff, Robyn Tennant Wood, Christina Ryan.