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Augustus Wharton Paul interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2257151
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Paul, Augustus Wharton, 1898-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1974 Nov. 8- 1975 Aug. 28 
2 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Augustus Wharton Paul, public servant talks about the move to Canberra in 1922; housing; living conditions; Federal Capital Commission; railway; floods in 1921 and 1925; movies at Duntroon; lack of transport; road to Yass ; shopping; school; dances; bicycles; Frank Green; Mr Anstey; Niemeyer Plan; Premiers' Plan; defeat of Scullin; Parkhill; Charles Marr; Public Service Board, Sydney; Isaac Isaacs; John Beasley; Directorate of Material Supply; Dept of Post-war Reconstruction; Stanley Savage; Duke of Gloucester; Billy Hughes; Commonwealth Dept of Transport; E.J. Ward; Standardisation scheme; Howard Beale; Dept of National Development; Commander Jackson; Dept of Social Services; Senator Spooner; Mr Townley; Mcmahon; Hugh Roberton; appointment of Director-General Dept o Social Services; Earle Page; Rowley Jones; Australian Investigation Service; fascist movement; Military Intelligence; E.J. Ward; Jock Garden; Chifley; I.B.M. crisis; Athol Townley.

Biography/History

Augustus Wharton was a federal public servant for over 50 years. During this time he served in many capacities, including Secretary, Dept. of Transport 1948-1950 and Deputy-Director General, Dept. of Social Services, 1950-1963.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Sydney.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221564195

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (39 p.). 
Subjects Paul, Augustus Wharton, 1898- -- Interviews.  |  Public officers -- Interviews
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/57
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ORAL TRC 121/57 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/57 (summary)
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