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Noel Flanagan interviewed by John Farquharson [sound recording]
Bib ID 48678
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Flanagan, Noel (Noel Joseph), 1917-2009 interviewee
 
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Description 1997 
6 digital audio tapes (ca. 289 min.) 
Summary

Noel Flanagan, former Director, Australian War Memorial, talks about his family and growing up in Tocumwal, N.S.W., influence of Dr Olaf Francis de Lacy on his life, school and university life, acceptance in to the Public Service, enlistment in RAAF in 1942, return to Public Service, arrival in Canberra in 1947 to work for Prices Commission, move to the Prime Minister's Dept in 1964 to head the Management Services Branch, impressions of Holt as Immigration Minister and as Prime Minister. Flanagan talks about meeting his future wife, whom he married in 1953, appointment to Directorship of the Australian War Memorial in 1974, his impressions of the War Memorial and the changes made during his term. Flanagan reflects on 44 years of Public Service life and the changes now being made in the 1990's.

Notes

Recorded on July 23, July 30 and Aug. 5, 1997 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 107 leaves) available. 
Subjects Flanagan, Noel (Noel Joseph), 1917-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Australian War Memorial.
Other authors/contributors Farquharson, John M., 1929-2016 interviewer

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