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John Kane interviewed by Ron Hurst in the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 553717
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Kane, Jack (John Thomas), 1908-1988, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1985-1988 
20 audio cassettes (ca. 1230 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Kane speaks of his family background and early life; Union involvement; the Depression; Communism; Second World War; career in the Labor Party; ALP Industrial Groups vs Communism; the Labor Party split; trial and dismissal of NSW State Executive (including Kane); visit to Bishop Carroll; expulsion from Labor Party and defeat of the Industrial Groups; formation, philosophy and early history of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP); expulsion of Vince Gair; "36 faceless men"; John Gorton; election campaigns of the 1960s; possible merger of Country Party and DLP; failure of DLP; Wilfred Burchett case.

Biography/History

Kane was a Senate member for New South Wales for the Democratic Labor Party from November 1970 to May 1974.

Notes

Parliament's oral history project is an ongoing project administered by the Australian Parliamentary Library focussing on retired parliamentarians and their political careers.

Recorded between 2 March 1985 and 31 March 1988.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217750143

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (505 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Kane, Jack (John Thomas), 1908-1988 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Labor Party. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Democratic Labor Party (Australia) -- History.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Hurst, Ron, Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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ORAL TRC 4900/46
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ORAL TRC 4900/46 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
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