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Journalism in the thirties [sound recording]
Bib ID 2243386
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 Oct. 22 - Dec. 6-7 
4 tape reels (ca. 4 hr. 38 min.) : 3 3/4 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 

Mel Pratt collection.


Mel Pratt introduces Carmichael, Gillett, Robinson, Brindle, and Pratt; history of the period; the "Star"; A.C.C. Holtz; police rounds; Allan Dawes; Keith Murdoch; introduction of Sparrow, Loughlin, Irving, Hutton; list of fine "Argus" journalists; Willie Brennan; Brennan family; wages; Curthoys; Keith Attiwill; Norman McCance; Barney Portar; style of the "Argus"; Ross Smith; by-lines; factual reporting of the the 30s; "Saturday morning rounds"; social reporting; Dawes; recruitment at the "argus"; Clive Turnbull; Ian Aird; Philip Crosbie Morrison; Earle Cox; Hugh Sharp; Dawes; Rasmussen; Ted Doyle; editors of the "Argus"; Bednall; newspapers in the 30s; country reports; national affairs; remoteness of Canberra; parliamentary round; political commentary; attitude of reporters to the public; ABC news; parliamentary debates; political commentators; Hugh Buggy; Matt Arnold; Blamey and the Press; women in journalism; introduction to Geoffrey Sparrow; Frank Murphy; "Daily Herald"; Murphy's relationship with Keith Murdoch; Ralph Simmonds; Press room at police headquarters; Blamey and badge 80; recruitment and training of cadets; Blake Young; Murphy's religion.


Five journalists, Alan Carmichael, Leslie Gillett, Desmond Robinson, Bill Brindle talk with Mel Pratt in Sydney, and four others, Geoffrey Sparrow, John Loughlin, Freda Irwin, Geoffrey Hutton, talk to him in Melbourne about the atmosphere of Melbourne journalism between the wars, in the twenties and thirties.

Interviews conducted by Mel Pratt.

Recorded at the Australia Information Section, Sydney and Melbourne.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Supplementary tape of Frank Power speaking about Frank Murphy held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History & Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 571. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (127 p.) and timed summary available. 
Subjects Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Journalism -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Sparrow, Geoffrey, interviewee  |  Hutton, Geoffrey, 1909-1985, interviewee  |  Loughlin, John, interviewee  |  Pratt, Mel, -1986, interviewer  |  Carmichael, Alan, interviewee  |  Irving, Freda, interviewee  |  Gillett, Les, interviewee  |  Robinson, Des, interviewee  |  Brindle, Bill, interviewee


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