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Kevin James Stewart interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 452864
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Stewart, Kevin J. (Kevin James), 1928-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research and public use. 
Description 1994 Aug. 17 
4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips. ; 7 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Hon. Kevin James Stewart, former Minister for Local Governmment, N.S.W., talks of his family background; joining the ALP; working in the Railways Dept.; his introduction to the Labor Council; influence of the Catholic Church; campaigning; coal strike; Belmore Credit Union; Trades Hall Hotel and the Star; scabs and lilywhites on the Railways; caucusing; his brother, Frank; standing for State Parliament; Get Lost Committee; Westmead Hospital; Federal capital for hospitals; base hospitals; plaque at Westmead; his appointment as Agent-General in London; his relations with Wran; running for leadership, 1973; his relations with Askin; relations with the Country Party; relations with the Former Members Association; Richmond House; experiences in Opposition; difference between Opposition and Government; Medibank; Whitlam government; his brother's death; his support for Leo McLeay; the Hefferan government; political stability provided by the Labor party; factionalism in the Labor Party; Community Services portfolio; Local Government portfolio; his children and grandchildren.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 57 leaves) 
Subjects Stewart, Kevin J. (Kevin James), 1928- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Labor Party. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Politicians -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales

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