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Henry Bolte interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2246088
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Bolte, Henry, Sir, 1908-1990, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 Feb. 11 
2 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir Henry Bolte, former Premier of Victoria, talks of his early life in Ballarat; the Country Party; farming at Skipton and Meredith; joining the Light Horse; pre-selection; electioneering 1945; pre-selection, 1947; maiden speech; ministerial correspondence; Tom Holloway; Mcdonald; election as Deputy Leader; 1952 election; Leader of the Opposition; the D.L.P.; Premiers' Conferences Loan Council meetings; Bob Menzies as tactician; Casey as Governor-General; Joe Cahill; Hefferon; Jack Renshaw; Gair; Tom Playford; Dunstan; Frank Nicklin; Joe Bjelkie Peterson; David Brand; Harold Holt; Gorton; Billy McMahon; Billy Snedden; Malcolm Fraser's future; controversy over capital punishment and Ryan; his relationship with the Press; his relationship with Menzies; 1955 election; leadership responsibilities; Arthur Rylah as Deputy; home ownership; private enterprise; oil in Bass Strait; John McEwen; Arthur Rylah's resignation; Dick Hamer's government; Holding; the Labor Party; Frank Wilkes; role of the Opposition in parliament; meeting LBJ; travelling and people he has met; his retirment.

Biography/History

Sir Henry Bolte was a member of the Victorian Parliament for twenty years, and served 17 years, between 1955-1973, as Premier.

Notes

Recorded at the Commonwealth Centre, Melbourne.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214915563

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (85 p.). 
Subjects Bolte, Henry, Sir, 1908-1990 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Premiers -- Victoria -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/73
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ORAL TRC 121/73 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/73 (summary)
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