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Frank Forde interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2239262
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Forde, Francis Michael, 1890-1983, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Mar. 5 
2 tape reels (ca. 203 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Rt. Hon. Frank Forde, a politician, discusses the Queensland Irish Association; Australian Natives Association; James Larcombe; Australian Labor Party; T.J. Ryan; J.A. Fihelly; State Government Insurance Office, Queensland; W. Forgan Smith; abolition of the Legislative Council; Yarralumla; Earle Page; opening of Parliament at Canberra; Stanley Bruce; Billy Hughes; Jack Latham; Matthew Charlton; Frank Anstey; Frank Brennan; Joe Lyons; Harry Gullett; R.G. Casey; Archie Cameron; J.A. Beazley; Eddie Ward; Norman Makin; R.G. Menzies; Arthur Fadden; Jim Scullin; Ted Theodore; Robert Gibson; John Curtin; Douglas Macarthur; Pacific arena in WWII; Menzies' attitude to the ALP; Australian army; Thomas Blamey; "Red Robbie"; George Vasey; General Bennett; "Gaffer" Lloyd; General Sydney Rowell; General Sturdee; John Lavarack; conscription; membership of the British Commonwealth; foundation of the United Nations; Harry Truman; Mr Stettinius; Andrew Fisher; Gough Whitlam; Alfred Deakin; John Douglas Anthony; biographical reference to Ben Chifley.

Biography/History

Frank Forde was the Australian Labor Party member for Capricornia from 1922 to 1946 and Minister for the Army during World War II. He was the 15th Prime Minister of Australia and the shortest serving Prime Minister in Australia's history, being in office for only eight days.

Notes

Recorded at his home in St Lucia, Brisbane.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221548837

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 90 leaves). 
Subjects Forde, Francis Michael, 1890-1983 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/8
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ORAL TRC 121/8 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/8 (summary)
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