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Russell Braddon interviewed by Vivienne Rae-Ellis [sound recording]
Bib ID 2125768
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1984 
39 sound cassettes (ca. 2099 min.) 
Biography/History

Russell Reading Braddon, born in Sydney in 1921, was educated at University of Sydney and in 1940 he joined the AIF and was captured at the fall of Singapore in 1942 spending the next four years as a prisoner of the Japanese at Changi and on the Burma Railway. He described these experiences in his work Naked Island (1952). Later he wrote biographies of other Australians such as Joan Sutherland as well as numerous plays and novels as well as TV scripts such as The Cowra Breakout.

Notes

Recorded 30 September - 31 October 1984 in London.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-196046708

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 1090 leaves). 
Subjects Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995 -- Interviews.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners of war, Australian.  |  Authors, Australian -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Rae-Ellis, Vivienne, 1930-2015, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 1706 (transcript)
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