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Ian Castles interviewed by Nikki Henningham in the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3964639
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Castles, Ian, 1935-2010, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies, written permission is required for public use for 10 years from the date of the interview. 
Description 2007 Apr. 17 
2 sound files (ca. 135 min.) 
Series

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia collection.

Summary

Ian Castles AO, OBE (Born in Kyneton, Vic. speaks about his early life and parents; his early and secondary schooling; undergraduate life at the University of Melbourne, B. Comm. (1952-54); why he chose to become an economist; the National Library of Australia and moving to Canberra; Harold White; early days in Canberra; Pauline Fanning; moving to the Treasury as a research officer; Morrie O'Donnell; the Tariff Board; the early days of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA); overseas travel (New York, Washington D.C. 1966); relationships between the Treasury and political leaders; Harold Holt; Roland Wilson; William (Billy) McMahon; Sir Richard Randall; Vernon Committee of Economic Enquiry (1965); the Whitlam Government; Taxation; Australian National University; Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS); his experience in London as senior Treasury Representative; Australia's entrance into the OECD; his experience as Australia's first financial councillor for the OECD, Paris (1971-72).

Castles discusses his reasons for returning to Australia; early publications; becoming a fellow of the ASSA; his decision to leave Treasury and go to Prime Minister and Cabinet; Fred Wheeler; Sir John (Jack) Bunting; Gough Whitlam; Malcolm Fraser; Paul Bourke; bibliometric studies; Institute of Scientific Information (ISI); an Independent Review of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University (1994-9); becoming the Executive Director of the ASSA (1995-98); achievements during this period; the establishment of the National Academies Forum; Gustav Nossal; Thomas Malthus; digital versus hardcopy publishing; Stanley Jevons; John La Nauze; William Petty; Canberra economists in the Academy; the different types of statisticians; an Academy project with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS); key figures he worked with.

Notes

Recorded on April 17, 2007 at Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Ian Castles papers; located at; National Library of Australia, Manuscript collection MS Acc13.122. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 96 leaves) 
Subjects Castles, Ian, 1935-2010 -- Interviews.  |  Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia -- History.  |  Economists -- Australia -- Interviews  |  Statisticians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Economists.  |  Statisticians.
Other authors/contributors Henningham, Nicola, 1960-, Interviewer

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