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David Scott Thomson interviewed by Alistair Thomson for the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2844095
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Thomson, David, 1924-2013, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of tapes 1-16; written permission required for audio and transcript of tape 17. 
Description 1985 Aug. 4 - Aug. 9 
17 audio cassettes (ca. 1010 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Thomson speaks of his family background; childhood, family life and education; army career; politicians; early interest in politics; early career; political issues during his career; his electorate; the Country Party; Aborigines and Torrest Strait Islanders; the Department of Science and Environment; government policies; his political career and Australian politics in the 1970s and 1980s.

Biography/History

Thomson held the seat of Leichhardt, Qld. for the National Country Party and the National Party from December 1975 to March 1983.

Notes

Parliament's Oral History Project is an ongoing project administered by the Australian Parliamentary Library focussing on retired parliamentarians and their political careers.

Recorded between 4 August 1985 and 9 August 1985.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (357 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Thomson, David, 1924-2013 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.
Other authors/contributors Thomson, Alistair, 1960-, Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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