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Phillip Garth Law interviewed by Lennard Bickel [sound recording]
Bib ID 549098
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Law, P. G. (Phillip Garth), 1912-2010, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1975 
3 sound cassettes (ca. 270 min.) 
Summary

Law, a scientist, administrator and Antarctic explorer, speaks of his early life; developing interest in Antarctica and mountaineering; tertiary education; first expedition to Antarctica with Stewart Campbell as leader 1948-49; subsequent trips as leader; how trips were planned and equipped; the difficulties from a scientific angle; his relationship with the rest of External Affairs Dept.; Norwegian-British-Swedish-Antarctic Expedition; the establishment of the first Australian base at Mawson; help from Casey when he was Minister for External Affairs; research and exploration carried out; Antarctic Place Names Committee; how they obtained Wilkes Station from Americans in 1959; International Geophysical Year and its results; Antarctic Treaty; international co-operation; natural resources of Antarctica; awards in recognition of his work; establishment of Casey Station; Antarctic ships including Wyatt Earp, HMAS Labuan, Nella Dan; his reasons for resigning from the Dept.'s Antarctic Division; developments within the Division afterwards; future of the Antarctic; people he came in contact with including Paul Sifle, Sir Arthur Tange, Lord Casey, Sir Paul Hasluck.

Notes

Recorded on April 19 & 20, 1975.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-193879177

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 148 leaves). 
Subjects Law, P. G. (Phillip Garth), 1912-2010 -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Antarctic Division -- Administration.  |  Norsk-britisk-svenske vitenskapelige ekspedisjon til Antarktis 1949-1952.  |  Norsk-britisk-svenske vitenskapelige ekspedisjon til Antarktis (1949-1952)  |  Australia. Department of External Affairs.  |  Antarctic Treaty (1959)  |  Explorers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Scientists -- Australian Antarctic Territory -- Interviews.  |  Explorers -- Australian Antarctic Territory -- Interviews.  |  Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Australian.  |  Casey Station (Antarctica)
Occupation Scientists.  |  Explorers.
Other authors/contributors Bickel, Lennard, 1913-2002, Interviewer

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