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Nigel Hubert Bowen interviewed by Ron Hurst for the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2076151
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bowen, Nigel, Sir, 1911-1994, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1984 Mar. 1 - July 10 
9 cassettes (ca. 575 min.) 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Sir Nigel Hubert Bowen, speaks of his early life; legal career; early interest in politics; legal reforms; the need for laws; International Conference on Human Rights 1968; impressions of Parliament; life as a backbencher; political career; Vietnam; ASIO; politicians and issues during his career; legal aid; "Voyage" enquiry; death of Harold Holt.

Biography/History

Bowen held the seat of Parramatta, N.S.W. for the Liberal Party from June 1964 to July 1973. He also held the portfolios of Attorney-General, Education and Science, and Foreign Affairs.

Notes

Parliament's Oral History Project is an ongoing project administered by the Australian Parliamentary Library focussing on retired parliamentarians and their political careers.

Recorded between 1 March 1984 and 10 July 1984.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (215 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Bowen, Nigel, Sir, 1911-1994 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Law reform -- Political aspects -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Hurst, Ron, Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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