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Russ Hermann interviewed by Wendy Lowenstein in the Communists and the Left in the arts and community oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 389499
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hermann, Russ, 1937-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1995 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 73 min.) 
Series

Communists and the Left in the arts and community oral history project.

Summary

Hermann, speaks of his work background, as a construction worker and member of the BLF Union and a Green Bans activists but now a sound engineer and video maker and community activist in Sydney; his conservative family background; working first as a clerk for the Sydney Water Board and then in white collar management; playing rugby for N.S.W. which eventuated in a trip to Britain where he became involved in the opposition to the Springbok tour; his opposition to the Vietnam War; on his return to Australia becoming politically active by squatting in the Green Bans campaign; Norm Gallagher (Builders' Labourers' Federation (BLF)); becoming a community activist in radio and video, trained as a sound engineer with film maker Tom Zubrycki; being actively opposed new Sydney flight path; instructing on video techniques; explains his company Quality Films and how he produced a film covering the Franklin River Campaign; the response of the Communist Party of Australia and ACTU to the film produced by Tom Zubrycki on the Australian Council of Trade Unions; his film "Tracks of Treasure" made with Brian Dunnett for the NSW Railway Historic Exhibition, other videos include "What about the workers' workers?" and the CFMEU video "Oakdale - 6.3 million reasons to belong to the union".

Notes

Preservation and user cassette copies made.

Recorded on June 9, 1995.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Hermann, Russ, 1937- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders' Labourers' Federation.  |  Video recordings -- Production and direction.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Building -- Labor unions -- Australia.  |  Political activists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Trade unionists.
Other authors/contributors Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006, Interviewer

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