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Tony Eggleton interviewed by Terry Colhoun for the Centenary of Federation [sound recording]
Bib ID 1635507
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Eggleton, Tony (Anthony), 1932-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1998-2003 
12 digital audio tapes, 4 sound files (ca. 869 min.) 
Summary

Eggleton speaks of his early years growing up in Swindon, England; his memories of WWII; his career aspirations in journalism; what led to his spending one year work experience in Australia; his work with ABC Melbourne and Radio Australia including training for TV in 1955; his period as Chief-of-Staff, ABC TV News (Melbourne); his move to Canberra in 1960 as Coordinator of Naval Public Relations; how a National Press Club was established in Canberra (1962) and his appointment as its first President; the political highlights while Press Secretary to Robert Menzies (1965); Harold Holt (1966-68); John Gorton (1968-69); Bill McMahon; his role as Media Coordinator for 1970 Royal Visit.

Eggleton discusses his position as Director of Information, Commonwealth of Nations in London (1971); upon his return to Australia in 1974 his position as Special Adviser to Bill Snedden, Opposition Leader; his position as Chief of Staff to Malcolm Fraser; becoming the Federal Director of the Liberal Party in May 1975; the Fraser years 1975-83, the highlights of Australian politics 1983-90; assisting Andrew Peacock, John Howard and John Hewson; his position as Special Adviser to the Party (1990); his position as Secretary-General of CARE International (1991); returning to Australia in 1995 to salvage CARE Australia which had experienced problems; his position as Chief Executive of the National Council for the Centenary of Federation, a position to took up in 1997.

Biography/History

Tony Eggleton was a political adviser for the Liberal Party of Australia and Chief Executive of the National Council.

Notes

Recorded on Aug. 12, 14 & 25, 1998; Sept. 8, 1998; Oct. 13 & 20 1998; Aug. 5, 2003; Aug. 7, 2003 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T..

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Summary (12 p.)

Subjects Eggleton, Tony (Anthony), 1932- -- Interviews.  |  National Press Club (Australia)  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Press secretaries -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Chief executive officers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Colhoun, Terry, 1924-, Interviewer

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