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Tony Blunn interviewed by John Farquharson [sound recording]
Bib ID 1761158
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Blunn, Tony, 1936- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; closed for personal copies and public use until 1st Jan. 2020 
Description 1998 
7 sound discs (CD) (ca. 354 min.) 
Summary

Blunn firstly talks about his appointment as Permanent Head of the Attorney-General's Dept. which was announced in Jan. 1998, then about his family background, coming to Australia from Blackpool, England in 1938, schooling, first jobs and joining the Commonwealth Public Service in 1957. In 1972 he moved to the city services branch of the Dept. of the Capital Territory and later became Canberra's city manager. From 1980-1981 he was Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Business and Consumer Affairs, 1983-1987, Permanent Head of Dept. of Housing and Construction, 1987-1991, Secretary of Dept of Arts, Sport, Environment, Tourism and Territories, 1991-1993 Secretary of Dept. of Arts, Sport, Environment and Territories. Blunn talks about his experiences in various Depts. as well as membership of the National Library Council from 1987-1996.

Biography/History

Tony Blunn, public servant and Departmental Secretary

Notes

Recorded on Jan. 7, 8, 29 and Feb. 3 and 17, 1998 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 114 leaves) available. 
Subjects Blunn, Tony, 1936- -- Interviews.  |  Civil service -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.
Occupation Public servants.
Other authors/contributors Farquharson, John M., 1929-2016, interviewer

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