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Edward Bennett interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 572912
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bennett, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1924-2000, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from the Labor Council of New South Wales for research and public use. 
Description 1988 July 28 
3 sound tape reels (ca. 84 min.) : 3 3/4 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Mr Bennett, State President of the Printing Industry Employees Union of Australia, talks of his early life in Sydney; being apprenticed as a hand and machine compositor; his service during the war as a wireless operator; learning the violin; joining the union; his interest in the chapel; his attitude to technology; Col Colborne as union leader; differences between printing unions; Rupert Henderson and Bennett's involvement in the chapel; dispute at the Mirror; joining the ALP; communist influence in the unions; becoming State President; Col Colborne; donation of the ITU ruling machine; amalgamation of unions; Labor Council meetings; Bob King; Jim Kenney; effectiveness of the Council; John Ducker; Fred Bowan's influence; ALP split in NSW; takeover of Merrylands Branch; Charlie Oliver; election of Hawke as President of the ACTU; Hawke's ambitions; NSW State Industrial Commission; Barrier Miner; Barrier Daily Truth; Murdoch; effectiveness of the Conciliation Commission; trip to the US; introduction of the teletype setter; his education.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available: (38 p.) 
Subjects Bennett, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1924-2000 -- Interviews.  |  Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia -- History.  |  Labor unions -- Printing industry -- New South Wales.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales

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