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Walter Stone interviewed by Wendy Lowenstein for the Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 6094311
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Stone, Walter, 1910-1981, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1974 Jul. 8 
4 sound tape reel (ca. 191 min.) 
Series

Wendy Lowenstein 1930's Depression collection.

Summary

Walter Stone was a successful book publisher, printer and collector of books. He came from a family with an active interest in Labour politics and joined the Auburn Labour League as a youth. This branch was the home territory of J.T. Lang and Stone was an active Lang man for a number of years. He was also a member of the Australia Labour Party younger set and of the Socialisation Units, these two groups were eventually closed down by the Labour Party hierarchy. After Lang was dismissed by Governor Game, Stone ceased to support him and became increasingly opposed to him. He talks about the "big fella", Lang and his methods of managing the Labour machine; the events inside the labour party which led to Lang parting with the party; the New Guards period and their methods of attacking Labour Party meetings; the tactics used by the Labour Army to counter these attacks.

Notes

Recorded in 8 June 1974 in Sydney, N.S.W.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-586578446

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Stone, Walter, 1910-1981 -- Interviews.  |  Lang, J. T. (John Thomas), 1876-1975 -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian Labor Party. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia.  |  Publishers and publishing -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1929-1939.
Other authors/contributors Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006, Interviewer  |  Lowenstein, Wendy, 1927-2006. Weevils in the flour

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ORAL TRC 246/18-21
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 246/18-21 (summary)
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