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Meredith Burgmann interviewed by Ann Turner [sound recording]
Bib ID 2257131
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Burgmann, Meredith, 1947-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2001 
5 digital audio tapes (ca. 207 min.) 
Summary

Burgmann speaks of her family background, the influence of religion and politics on her upbringing, significant experiences in the 12 months spent in England at age 13, her education including Abbotsleigh Secondary School and her extra-curricular activities, then the intellectual, political and social influences experienced while at University of Sydney, her anti-Apartheid activities leading to arrest and jail, anti-Vietnam war rallies and and other political activities in England, Italy and the United States in 1973, teaching and researching in industrial relations at Macquarie University, became the first woman President of the National Tertiary Education Union, her doctorate on NSW Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) and her subsequent book on the BLF, her interest in Aboriginal issues such as the Gurindji people, Frank Hardie and Wattie Creek, her political activities on behalf of women, the NSW Trades and Labour Council, the Peace Movement and the environment, the Labor Party and its left factions.

Burgmann speaks of her election to N.S.W. Parliament, her role on the Privileges and Ethics Committee, feminism and the Ernie and Elaine Awards, the ever-present problem of juggling jobs and family, her present position as President of the N.S.W. Legislative Council.

Biography/History

Meredith Burgmann, political activist and President, N.S.W. Legislative Council.

Notes

Recorded on Jan. 18, Mar. 9 & May 14, 2001 in Glebe, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (1 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 69 leaves) available. 
Subjects Burgmann, Meredith, 1947- -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council.  |  National Tertiary Education Union (Australia)  |  Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders' Labourers' Federation.  |  Trades and Labour Council of New South Wales.  |  Political activists -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- New South Wales -- Interviews.
Occupation State politicians.
Other authors/contributors Turner, Ann, 1929-2011, Interviewer

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