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William Hartley interviewed by Mel Pratt in the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2239517
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hartley, W. (William), Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Feb. 18 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Hartley discusses Canberra as a city in the 1930s; the Arts and Literature Society, Canberra; the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); the CSIRO; State jealousy of CSIRO work; Division of Plant Industry; Division of Economic Botany; introduction of plants into Australia; CSIRO Officers Association; British Commonwealth Scientific Offices; regard for Australian scientists; tracking stations in Australia; changing social attitudes in America; racial tension in America; scientific research in Britain; the "brain drain"; future development of Australia's scientific liaison overseas; the Dept. of Health's role in overseas scientific liaison; careers in science.

Biography/History

William Hartley was born in 1906 in Yorkshire, England and was appointed to the CSIR in 1930.

Notes

Recorded at the National Library of Australia.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214841813

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and transcript (32 p.) 
Subjects Hartley, W. (William) -- Interviews.  |  CSIRO.  |  Scientists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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