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John Marriott interviewed by Peter Hay in the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2076175
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Marriott, John Edward, 1913-1994, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 May 20-Dec. 20 
17 audio cassettes (ca. 851 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Marriott speaks of family background; early life; experiences working at the ABC; father's involvement with politics; early political involvement and entry into Senate; experiences in the Second World War; political career; politicians and issues during his career; life in Canberra; the Party Room; relationship between Liberal and Country Parties; committees; thoughts on independents; Justin O'Byrne; crossing the floor; overseas trips; events leading to the dismissal of the Whitlam government; Richard Mulcahy; community work; Parliament during the Whitlam Government years; involvement in a number of elections.

Biography/History

Marriott was a Senate member for Tasmania for the Liberal Party from March 1953 to November 1975.

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 20 May 1988 and 20 December 1988.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217926113

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (358 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Marriott, John Edward, 1913-1994 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Hay, P. R. (Peter Robert), 1947-  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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ORAL TRC 4900/66
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ORAL TRC 4900/66 (transcript)
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