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John Legge interviewed by Neville Meaney for the Neville Meaney collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2278805
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Legge, J. D. (John David), 1921-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during lifetime of interviewee. 
Description 1986 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Neville Meaney collection.

Summary

Professor John Legge, Australian historian, speaks about his Presbyterian family background; books he read as a child; political events of his youth; studying history at University of Melbourne; his interest in Marxism; his Master of Arts thesis on Australian administration in New Guinea; teaching history at the University of Western Australia; studying at Oxford; his research on Indonesia; and developing the history curriculum at Monash University.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with senior Australian historians, conducted in an attempt to define the influences upon creation of history in Australia.

Interview recorded by Associate Professor Meaney using low-grade recording equipment, and transcribed by a staff member of Sydney University.

Recorded at Monash University, Melbourne on 7 November 1986.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Papers of John Legge; located at; National Library of Australia Manuscript collection MS Acc05.103. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (typescript, 42 leaves) available. 
Subjects Legge, J. D. (John David), 1921- -- Interviews.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Historiography -- Australia.  |  History -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Meaney, N. K. (Neville Kingsley), Interviewer

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