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Jack Mundey interviewed by Ann Turner [sound recording]
Bib ID 2856315
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Mundey, Jack, 1932-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1991 
6 tape reels ; 7 in. 
Summary

Jack Mundey, unionist, environmentalist, local government Councillor and former Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Builders Labourers Federation, describes his family background and early life in Atherton Tableland region, Qld.; early involvement with peace movement; joining the Builders' Labourers Federation; corruption; membership of Communist Party; militant rank and file; relations with Labor Party; industrial; social, political concerns of BLF; strikes, early 1970s; length of term of office for union officals; green bans; Kelly's bush; scab labour; BLF agreement with National Trust; urban environmentalism; bribery; BLF destabilisation; Norm Gallagher & demise of NSW BLF; Mundey's expulsion from BLF executive; composition of BLF membership; green ban movement; developer corruption; violence; deregistration of BLF; court action against Gallagher; Lundey's involvement in environmental movement; election to Sydney City Council; sacking of SCC, 1987; motor vehicles & greenhouse effect; involvement with Communist Party; capitalism; Gorbachev's resignation as General Secretary of the Communist Party; collapse of socialism; Stalin; nationalism.

Notes

Recorded in Sydney, N.S.W. on 11 July and 25 August 1991.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available. 
Subjects Mundey, Jack, 1932- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders' Labourers' Federation. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Environmentalists -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Labor leaders -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Communists -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Construction workers -- Labor unions -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Industrial relations -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History.
Other authors/contributors Turner, Ann, 1929-2011, Interviewer

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