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Kenneth Anderson interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2257928
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Anderson, Kenneth, 1909-1985, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1977 May 24-June 2 
1 sound tape reel (1 7/8 ips) and 3 tape reels (3 3/4 ips) ; analog, half-track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir Kenneth Anderson, politician, talks of his early life at Ryde, Sydney; the Depression; the real estate business; Malayan campaign, World War II; land lines; Singapore; bombing of Darwin; treatment under the Japanese; Burma railway march; cholera and dysentery; Changi gaol; end of the war; land sales valuation; zoning; shortage of houses; Cumberland plan; statistics of "death railway" in Burma; Thai jungle; River Kwai; preselection to the Liberal State team; experience as a Senator; Public Works Committee; road safety; Transport Advisory Council; Bill Spooner; censorship; Tariff-Brussels nomenclature; Mr Markison; Mr Carmody; relations with Dept of Trade; John McEwan; customs policy; role of newspapers in politics; death of Harold Holt; McEwan and McMahon; Mr Gorton as Prime Minister; Woomera; ELDO; John Stonehouse; defeat of Gorton; function of the Leader of the Government in the Senate; Senator Gair; DLP; the Senate; NASA; messages left on the Moon; Pharmacy Guild; health in the Northern Territory; aboriginal children; common fee for general practitioners; nursing homes; disputation with the AMA; delegations and conferences.`

Biography/History

Sir Kenneth Anderson held several ministerial positions in state and federal politics from 1950 to 1972 and recalls the people and experiences of this political career.

Notes

Recorded at the Liberal Party Offices, Sydney, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214924634

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available (137 p.) available. 
Subjects Anderson, Kenneth, 1909-1985 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Darwin (N.T.) -- History -- Bombardment, 1942.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1965-1972.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/90
Copy: Recording
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 121/90 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 121/90 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Special Collections Reading Room

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