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Dick Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1655483
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Smith, Dick, 1944-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1983 Apr. 8 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 33 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 1264

Summary

Smith recalls his school years and activities ; starting his first business fixing car radios ; how Dick Smith Wholesale began with a loss of eighteen thousand dollars ; the changes that occurred in the electronic field over the years ; flying his helicopter across the Atlantic ; his venture into documentary film making ; his involvement with environmental issues ; his views on the Australian media ; his plans for the future.

Notes

Recorded on 8 April 1983.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Related Material Portrait of Dick Smith taken during an oral history interview, 8 April 1983 ; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC P1544/154C Album 900a LOC Cold Store PIC DE BERG 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (16 p.) 
Subjects Smith, Dick, 1944- -- Interviews.  |  Businessmen -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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