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Anne Summers interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]
Bib ID 1698148
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Summers, Anne, 1945- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2002 May 14 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 132 min.) 
Summary

Summers speaks about her life since 1975. She comments on the release of the 3rd edition of her book Damned whores and God's police; journalism, feminism and her Walkley Award wining article on Grafton; her trips to the USA in 1976 & mid 1978 on a journalism scholarship; her return to Australia in 1979 to work for the Financial Review in Canberra, first as a political correspondent and being elected President of the Press Gallery. Summers recalls being appointed to the position of Director of the Office of the Status of Women (1983-1986) in the Hawke Government.

Summers recalls leaving Australia in early 1986 for New York to head the Fairfax's North American office; writing a weekly column for Financial Review, then Editor weekly North American office; 1992 freelancing in US.; being invited to join Prime Minister Keating's staff , then moving onto to the position of Good Weekend Editorship. Summers speaks about her work from 1997 onwards when she started working again as a freelance journalist & writer. She recalls publishing 2 books; writing a monthly opinion column for the Sydney Morning Herald and Courier Mail; her position as co-editor of Australian Author; her corporate speaking engagements.

Biography/History

Anne Summers is a writer and consultant

Notes

Recorded on May 14, 2002 at Potts Point, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and corrected transcript (typescript, 47 leaves) available. 
Subjects Summers, Anne, 1945- -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Office of the Status of Women.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Journalism, Commercial -- Australia.  |  Women and State -- Social policy.  |  Women and State -- Economic policy.  |  Journalism -- Editing.  |  Feminism -- Australia.
Occupation Authors.  |  Journalists.  |  Consultants.
Other authors/contributors Dowse, Sara, 1938-, Interviewer

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