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Nelson Lemmon interviewed by Ron Hurst in the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 553820
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Lemmon, Nelson, 1908-1989, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 Feb. 19-21 
13 audio cassettes (ca. 804 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Lemmon speaks of his family background; early life; father's political career; farming; initial interest in politics; Depression; 1943 election campaign for Forrest; political career; politicians and issues during his career; John Curtin; H.V. Evatt; Snowy Mountains Scheme; wheat stabilisation; ministries; housing industry; life in Canberra; Bank Nationalisation Bill 1947; Woomera Rocket range; Northern Territory; defeat and re-election; retirement.

Biography/History

Lemmon held the seats of Forrest, W.A. and St. George, N.S.W. for the Labor Party from August 1943 to December 1949 and May 1954 to December 1955. He was Minister for Works and Housing from November 1946 to December 1949.

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 19 February 1987 and 21 February 1987.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217874013

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (410 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Lemmon, Nelson, 1908-1989 -- Interviews.  |  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 4900/59
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 4900/59 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
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