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Norman McCance interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2287798
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McCance, Norman, 1891-1973, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Oct. 17 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

McCance,a journalist, speaks of his schooldays at Melbourne Grammar School; his early work experience at the Australian Metal Company; Sir James Barret; the Richmond railway accident; working on "The Argus"; the western round; the Forrest divorce case; the Australian Broadcasting Commission; the Miller-Karasick wrestling bout; wrestling in Australia; a letter from Dr Colin Martin; Chinese nightingales; Major Condor; wrestling books; opening of Parliament in Canberra; Lord Mayor of Melbourne; Duchess of York; Avonsleigh; naturalist for the "Weekly Times"; restoring order in the State Legislative Assembly.

Biography/History

Norman McCance, at the time of the interview the oldest practicing journalist in Australia, practiced journalism for sixty years.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Elsternwick, Victoria.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214858226

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and transcript (12 p.) 
Subjects McCance, Norman, 1891-1973 -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Broadcasters -- Australia -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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