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Maurice Mawby interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2287770
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Mawby, Maurice, Sir, 1904-1977, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Oct. 18 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir Maurice Mawby, speaks of his early interest in mining and metallurgy; the Chapman Commission into the health of Broken Hill miners; Zinc Corporation; Captain's Flat mine; New Broken Hill Consolidated; W.S. Robinson; 1892 strike; Francis and John Govett; W.L. Baillieu; Lyall B. Robinson; G.C. Freeman; Jim Keast; Sir George Fisher; the flotation process; Potter, Delprat, de Bavay; Jim Lyster; exploration; Broken Hill Associated Smelters; Weipa; Broken Hill as a town; labour in Broken Hill; industrial relations; Barrier Industrial Council (BIC); Amalgamated Miners Association (AMA); Barrier Workers Industrial Union (BWI) - Blue Whiskers; Paddy O'Neill; amenities in Broken Hill; Albert Morris; trees and conservation; exploration and World War II; copper and bauxite; aluminium works at Bill Bay; Commonwealth Minerals Committee; King Island shcelite; titanium; formation of Consolidated Zinc Corporation; government assistance; Riotinto; Sir Val Duncan; Russell Madigan; overseas capital in development; Kaiser; Tom Price; assistance to families; Bureau of Mineral Resources; Sir Harold Raggatt; international companies in Australia; Japanese interests; proliferation of mining companies; support from Australian banks; future economic development in Australia and the mining boom.

Biography/History

Sir Maurice Mawby, a mining engineer and industrialist, was Chairman of Conzinc Riotinto.

Notes

Recorded at his Conzinc Riotinto (Australia) office, Melbourne.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221552323

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (28 p.). 
Subjects Mawby, Maurice, Sir, 1904-1977 -- Interviews.  |  Mining engineers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/21 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/21 (summary)
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