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Kenneth McIntyre interviewed by Mark Cranfield [sound recording]
Bib ID 1587780
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon, 1910-2004, Interviewee
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Description 1982 
4 sound tape reels (ca. 317 min.) ; 7 in. 

McIntyre, a lawyer, historian and author, talks about his personal records and their location; current interest in Portuguese history and the writing of "The secret discovery of Australia" and the five awards that he has received. He then describes the room in which interview is taking place. McIntyre, a 5th generation Victorian, then discusses his family background; effect of Depression on Geelong; father's interest in American Civil War and father's role in construction of Great Ocean Road. He then talks about the place of religion in his life; early childhood memories; experience of anti-German hostility during WWI; love of reading; schooling at St Andrews in East Geelong and Geelong College and his scholastic successes. McIntyre then describes his trip to U.S. with Young Australia League; admiration for America and views on Ross Campbell.

He then describes the effect of the Depression and father's death on his University studies and his junior teaching position at University and the development of his interest in Portuguese language and literature. McIntyre then gives the reasons behind the establishment of his legal practice at Box Hill. He then talks about his interest in Victorian Football League and his invention of McIntyre Finals System; origin of the name "Cats" for the Geelong Football Club and his invention of McIntyre Cyclic Permutation for the drawing up of program for year. McIntyre then discusses his political career on Box Hill City Council from 1946; involvement in Free Libraries Service Act and appointment to Free Libraries Council Board. He then discusses his interest in Portuguese history and the background to "Secret discovery of Australia" and its reception and impact on the study of Australian history.


Recorded on 22-23 November 1982 in Box Hill, Vic.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 102 leaves). 
Subjects McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon, 1910-2004 -- Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Authors.  |  Historians.  |  Lawyers.
Other authors/contributors Cranfield, Mark, Interviewer  |  McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon, 1910-2004 Secret discovery of Australia

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