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Wilfred Borrie interviewed by Barry York [sound recording]
Bib ID 148631
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Borrie, W. D. (Wilfred David), 1913-2000, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1989 Feb. 20-1989 May 5 
22 tape reels (ca. 692 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Summary

Professor Borrie, a demographer, discusses his family background, education and academic career, his books and Australian post-war immigration policy, contacts with politicians, multicuturalism, current interests.

Biography/History

Wilfred D. Borrie was born in 1913 in New Zealand. Attended Otago University, taking M.A. in history. Researched migration and settlement of New Zealand, then left for a year in Cambridge. Returned to New Zealand, married and moved to Sydney in 1941 to teach at Knox Grammar School. Began working for R.C. Mills at University of Sydney, concentrating on immigration and population matters. Studied at London School of Economics with David Glass then moved to ANU in Canberra in 1950. Set up demography department in 1952.

Notes

Recorded in Canberra, A.C.T. between 20 Feb. and 5 May 1989.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-200301001

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript available (typescript, 216 leaves) 
Subjects Borrie, W.D. (Wilfred David), 1913-2000 -- Interviews.  |  Demographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors York, Barry, 1951-, Interviewer

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