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John Gorton interviewed by Clarrie Hermes in the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 553723
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Gorton, John, Sir, 1911-2002, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1985 Apr. 10 - June 18 
9 audio cassettes (ca. 538 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Sir John Grey Gorton speaks of his family background; education; early life; Oxford days; beginnings in politics and career in Senate; politicians and issues during his career; Menzies; Harold Holt; relationship between Liberal and Country Parties; McMahon; Doug Anthony; problems during term of office; VIP aircraft incident; Foreign Affairs; Mushroom Club; Chipp; 1972 Election.

Biography/History

Gorton was a Senate member for Victoria for the Liberal Party from February 1950 to February 1968, and held the seat at Higgins, Vic. from February 1968 to November 1975. He was also Prime Minister from January 1968 to March 1971.

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 10 April 1985 and 18 June 1985.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217766063

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (248 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Gorton, John, Sir, 1911-2002 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Hermes, Clarrie, Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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ORAL TRC 4900/47
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ORAL TRC 4900/47 (transcript)
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