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Charles Webb interviewed by John Ferrell in the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2076037
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Webb, Charles Harry, 1908-2000, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 June 29 - July 6 
13 cassettes (ca. 780 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Webb speaks of his family background; early life; Mitchell Scheme group settlements; joining the Railways; Depression; Secession Movement in Western Australia; Loco Engine Drivers' Union; Young Labor League; involvement in Labor Party; 1949 Coal Strike; political career ; politicians and issues during his career; Communist Party Dissolution Bill; Labor Party split; life as a Western Australian federal politician; International Labor Organization Conference; threat to expel Whitlam from Party; defeat at 1972 elections; visit to north-west of Western Australia 1958; Parliamentary delegation to South West Pacific 1967; visits to Southeast Asia; Christmas Island.

Biography/History

Webb held the seat of Swan, W.A., then Stirling, W.A. for the Labor Party from May 1954 to December 1972.

Notes

Parliament's Oral History Project is an ongoing project administered by the Australian Parliamentary Library focussing on retired parliamentarians and their political careers.

Also available online at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn2076037

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (347 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Webb, Charles Harry, - 1908-2000 - Interviews.  |  Politicians - Australia - Interviews.  |  Australia - Politics and government - History.
Other authors/contributors Ferrell, John (Walter John), Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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ORAL TRC 4900/44
Copy: Recording
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 4900/44 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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