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Robert Menzies speaks at the Opening of the Lucas Heights Atomic Reactor on 22 April 1958 in the Menzies MS 4936 collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1339937
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978, Speaker
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1958 Apr. 22 
1 tape reel (ca. 34 min.): analog : 7 1/2 ips, full track mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Menzies MS 4936 collection.

Summary

Menzies speaks of the recent development of atomic energy; the benefits to Australia of nuclear power and the reactor; the future for nuclear energy in Australia; Australian scientific research and development, benefits of Lucas Heights to this; raw materials for nuclear energy in Australia. Menzies is followed by two other speakers who talk of scientific research and learning using the Lucas Heights facility, the future for nuclear energy, historic nature of the opening. Menzies is presented with a model of the reactor at the end of the proceedings.

Notes

Recorded at Lucas Heights, New South Wales on 22 April 1958.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-222146662

Related Material Part of a collection of recordings which originally accompanied the Sir Robert Menzies Papers held in the manuscripts section at the National Library of Australia. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript unavailable.  Timed summary (3 leaves) 
Subjects Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978. Speeches.  |  Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Research Establishment.  |  Nuclear energy -- Australia.  |  Nuclear facilities -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Research Establishment

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ORAL TRC 1169/39 (summary)
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