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Sir Roland Wilson interviewed by Stewart Harris [sound recording]
Bib ID 2151656
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wilson, Roland, 1904-1996, Interviewee
 
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Description 1991 Apr. 16 
1 sound tape reel (35 min.) ; analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track mono ; 7 in. 
Summary

Sir Roland Wilson, former Treasury Secretary, talks about his friend and successor as Treasury Secretary, Sir Richard Randall. He discusses the rise of Richard's career, how they both dealt with politicians, drafting the budget, and Richard's eyesight problems.

Biography/History

Sir Roland Wilson (1904-1996) was a prominent and highly respected public servant, serving as Commonwealth Statistician (1936-1940), Secretary of the Dept. of Labour and National Service (during WWII), Secretary to the Treasury (1951-1966), and Chairman to both Qantas (1966-1973) and the Commonwealth Banking Corporation (1966-1975)

Notes

Recorded in Sir Roland's home in Forrest, ACT, on April 16, 1991.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216937329

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 13 leaves) 
Subjects Wilson, Roland, 1904-1996 -- Interviews.  |  Randall, Richard, Sir, 1906-1982 -- Biography.  |  Budget process -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Harris, Stewart, 1922-1994, Interviewer

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