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Dictation of conversations with Brother Scotts and Sir Owen Dixon on 14 February 1972 in the Menzies MS 4936 collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1339968
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978, Speaker
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1972 
1 cassette (ca. 21 min) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Menzies MS 4936 collection.

Summary

Tape contains oral letter recorded whilst Menzies was recovering from a stroke in hospital. Recording begins with a letter to Brother Scotts in which Menzies speaks of his current health, friendship and his wish to attend a Burns night function. This is followed by four oral letters between Menzies and Sir Owen Dixon in which they discuss their health and the future, reading material, friendship, old age and Owen Dixon remembers Menzies at the Bar.

Full contents 1. Message from Sir Robert Menzies to Brother Scotts ; 2. Letter from Menzies to Sir Owen Dixon ; 3. Reply from Owen Dixon ; 4. Letter from Menzies to Dixon ; 5. Reply from Owen Dixon. 
Notes

Transcript unavailable.

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.

Recorded on February 14, 1972.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978.  |  Dixon, Owen, Sir, 1886-1972.
Other authors/contributors Dixon, Owen, Sir, 1886-1972, Speaker

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