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William McKell interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2239138
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McKell, William, Sir, 1891-1985, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Apr. 29 
1 tape reel (ca. 53 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir William McKell, former Governor General, speaks about the steps taken to set in motion the Snowy Mountains Scheme; agitation for the diversion of the Snowy as an electricity development project; Rendell, Tritton and Palmer; speech at Cooma; report of the 1944 Committee; objections by the Victorian government to the Scheme; riparian rights of States; Mr Chifley; the Scheme as part of Defence arrangements; Nelson Lemmon; Sir William Hudson; conservation within the Snowy area; the Opposition's attitude to the Scheme; McKell's speech given at the dinner in honour of Sir William Hudson; Kosciusko State Park; erosion; leases to graziers; Kosciusko State Park Act.

Biography/History

Sir William McKell was Governor General of Australia from 1947-1953 and wartime Premier of New South Wales.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Sydney.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221551690

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 20 leaves) 
Subjects McKell, William, Sir, 1891-1985 -- Interviews.  |  Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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