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Neil McDougall interviewed by Hamish Sewell in the Australian generations oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5972548
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McDougall, Neil, 1936-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 281 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Neil McDougall talks about his family background; memories of his uncle Don; the family farm, kangaroo hunting, horses, animals, dingoes, corn harvesting; schooling; WWII, American soldiers; working with his father on the farm, draft horses, tractors, trucks; brother contracting poliomyelitis, iron lung; religion; maintaining the equipment on farm from young age; leaving school at 15, working, cutting timber, picking corn; flight training, gaining commercial pilot license aged 22; Australian National Airlines (ANA); becoming a flying instructor in Townsville; taking on a job with Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs for 3 years, duties; marriage and children; becoming a DC 9 first officer, working in New Guinea with TAA; conditions for wives in PNG; his later involvement in the Moreton Island ferry business, dealing with staff, work conditions; Pilots dispute (1989); a planned trip to Burma; health issues; retirement village; Bill Swampy Marsh; Georgina Downs Station; identifying with father's generation, respect for elders, hard working and principled generation; changes in Whitlam era; being a self funded retiree; the stolen generation; politicians; his involvement with service clubs, Lions, Rotary; family holidays, fishing.

Notes

Recorded on 21-22 October 2011 in Brisbane, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects McDougall, Neil, 1936- -- Interviews.  |  Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia -- History.  |  Retirees -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Air pilots -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Age-structured populations -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Sewell, Hamish, 1964-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/19
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ORAL TRC 6300/19 (summary)
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