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Members of the Sydney Journalists' Club interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2250828
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Access Conditions Access to audio and transcript open for research, personal copies and public use. Access to supplementary notes open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 1972 Mar. 11-23 
2 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 

Mel Pratt collection.


Mel Pratt introduces Don Angel, Fred Schwinghammer, Syd Nicholls, King Watson; history of the Sydney Press Club; law case against the Press Club's licence renewal; McGuiness and the Teachers Federation; anecdotes of corpses in the Club; role of the Club in newspaper disputes; differences of opinion of members; franchise; politics in the Club; beer from Grafton; portraits; disappearance of a keg of beer; Adam McKay's death; Ken Slessor; secretaries; competitions; women members; introduction to Lou O'Neill; past presidents; obtaining a building; introduction to Jack Paton; loss of the old Press Club by the AJA; law suit; Teachers Federation agreement; inaugural dinner; membership and visitors to the Club; Brodie Mack; Jeff James; Golf Club; cricket; snooker; suspension of licence; Burl Ives; Ralph Richardson; Papal address to the Press, 1970.


Mel Pratt talks about the Journalists Club to a panel of journalists consisting of Don Angel, Syd Nicholls, Fred Schwinghammer and King Watson. Two other journalists, Lou O'Neill and Jack Paton, are also interviewed separately.

Includes notes prepared for Mr. Don Angel by Mr Schwinghammer and typescript memoir by Mr Don Angel entitled Sydney Journalists' Club History.

Recorded at the Journalists Club, Sydney, at Jack Paton's home, Sydney and at Fred Schwinghammer's home, Sydney, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (120 p.) 
Subjects Journalists' Club (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Interviews.  |  Journalism -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Angel, Don, Interviewee  |  Nicholls, Syd, 1896-1977, Interviewee  |  Schwinghammer, Fred, Interviewee  |  Watson, King, 1908-1978, Interviewee  |  O'Neill, Lou, Interviewee  |  Paton, Jack, Interviewee  |  Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer


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