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Alexander Hugh Chisholm interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2288737
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Chisholm, Alec H. (Alec Hugh), 1890-1977, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1972 June 19-20 
1 tape reel (ca. 47 min.): 1 7/8 ips, mono ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr Chisholm, a journalist, discusses his early interest in nature; his early career in journalism; the "Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser", Victoria; the 1917 conscription riots; Queensland politics; T.H. Ryan; E.G. Theodore; Frank Forde; Lamington National Park; Bernard O'Reilly; E.J. Banfield; the Atrichornis; paradise parrot; Sir Matthew Nathan; Edward, Prince of Wales; Conan Doyle; limitation of fauna for the American Museum of Natural History; Institute of Journalists, Sydney; Lady de Chair; Sir Philip Game; Admiral Evans; Nellie Stewart; Jack Idriess; Dr H.V. Evatt; animals for the British Museum; Sir Hubert Wilkins; Billy Hughes; Artie Fadden as mimic; Lady Gowrie; demise of the "Argus"; Hitler; John Gould; Sir Keith Murdoch; Duke of Gloucester; the Australian Encyclopedia.

Biography/History

Mr. Chisholm was a noted ornithologist, journalist and author, and was editor of the Australian Encyclopedia and Who's Who in Australia.

Notes

Mr Chisholm was previously interviewed on the Australian Encyclopedia by Mrs De Berg.

Recorded at his home in Sydney.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214872544

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 38 leaves) 
Subjects Chisholm, Alec H. (Alec Hugh), 1890-1977 -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Naturalists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer
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