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Mary Alice Evatt interviewed by Mel Pratt in the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2251128
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Evatt, Mary Alice, -1973, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1973 Apr. 26- May 31 
3 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mrs Evatt, wife of Dr. Herbert Vere Evatt, talks of her early life in Sydney; her husband 's youth; their early marriage; vacations; their trip to Canada and his French speech; flying across the Pacific during the War; Canton Island; afternoon tea for Australians in New York; his relations with the Americans; his attitude towards people; his standing for Balmain, 1925; the Depression; Lang; Bergman; retiring from the High Court; Australia at war; National Government; production and the war; supplies from America; their overseas trips; Palmyra; flying; Paris 1945; Commonwealth Conference; train from Washington to San Francisco; San Francisco Conference; Mrs Roosevelt's achievements; human rights; his leadership at the San Francisco Conference; art; simultaneous translations; Evatt as champion of small nations; power of the media; relations between large and small countries; the United Nations and America; Frank Forde and Evatt as delegates.

Mrs. Evatt discusses the UN veto; UN venue; Trigve Lie; Hammajskold; Bunce; settling disputes; re-construction; hostilities; Picasso; Tolpuddle; Molotov; freedom; his interest in music, art; Duke and Duchess of Windsor; Colonel Hodgson; the "Empire Chieftain"; his writing; post-war reconstruction; the Liberal Party; James Plimsoll; Chifley; migration; Menzies; Petrov affair; letter to Molotov; Fergan O'Sullivan; Australian Intelligence Organisation.

Biography/History

Mrs. Mary Alice Evatt was the wife of Dr Herbert Vere Evatt who was Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition 1951-1960, Justice of the High Court of Australia 1930-1940, Attorney-General and Minister of External Affairs 1941-1949, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations 1948-1949 and Chief Justice of New South Wales 1960-1962.

Notes

Recorded at her daughter's home, Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214878628

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (259 p.) 
Subjects Evatt, Mary Alice, -1973 -- Interviews.  |  Evatt, H. V. (Herbert Vere), 1894-1965.  |  Judges' spouses -- Australia -- Interviews  |  Politicians' spouses -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/41
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ORAL TRC 121/41 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/41 (summary)
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