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Arthur Tange interviewed by Neville Meaney ; and, Arthur Tange monologue to supplement interview conducted by Neville Meaney [sound recording]
Bib ID 1907381
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Tange, Arthur, Sir, 1914-2001, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1989 and 1992 
4 sound tape reels (ca. 111 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in. + 1 sound cassette (ca. 22 min.) 
Summary

Tange speaks of his intellectual background in economics and his early years in the Public Service from 1943 on and other influences on his ideas; departmental perceptions of the role of the United Nations and of our South East Asian neighbours such as Indonesia; the lack of relevant information on South East Asia; Australia's national interest and foreign policy, as separate from those of Britain and the U.S.A.; the need to bring together defence policy and foreign policy; his experience as Secretary of the Dept. of Defence and his role in restructuring Defence corporate bodies; the changing role of Australia in the Pacific Region; reinterpretation of ANZUS and the need for self reliance; and some of his colleagues who share similar concerns. Monologue: Tange corrects or supplements remarks about Australian defence policy made in the interview.

Biography/History

Sir Arthur Tange - former Departmental Secretary for Defence 1970-1979 and for External Affairs 1954-1965.

Notes

Interview recorded on 19 July 1989 and the Monologue recorded on 25 May 1992.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, interview: 32 leaves; monologue: 5 leaves) 
Subjects Tange, Arthur, Sir, 1914-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Department of Defence -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Department of External Affairs -- Officials and Employees -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Military policy.  |  Australia -- Defenses.  |  Australia -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1965.  |  Australia -- Foreign relations -- 1965-
Occupation Public servants.
Other authors/contributors Meaney, N. K. (Neville Kingsley), Interviewer
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Arthur Tange interviewed by Neville Meaney

Arthur Tange monologue to supplement interview conducted by Neville Meaney

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