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Karl Armstrong interviewed by Barry York in the China Maytime Festival Tour 1971 oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 6195492
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Armstrong, Karl, 1948-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2013 
3 sound files (ca. 243 min.) 
Series

China Maytime Festival Tour 1971 oral history project.

Summary

Karl Armstrong talks about his parents and their background; the views and the values of his parents; Eureka Youth League; his involvement with Vietnam War protests and court cases; Arthur Calwell; his apprenticeship in printing and plate making; family life; current affairs and politics; his growing interest in China; his employment; his interests during the 1960s; his wife; his schooling and education; participating in his first demonstration; ASIO; Printing and Kindred Industries Union; Maytime Tour of China; his recollections and the highlights of the trip to China; the people and factors that shaped his life and his values; joining the Australia-China Society; meeting Zhou Enlai; his time in China; working at the Foreign Languages Publishing House; ‘struggle meetings’; his trip to and the time he spent in Albania; Radio Tirana; China’s political ambitions; the death of Zhou Enlai; his opposition to National Service; Pentridge Gaol; Whitlam’s and Nixon’s visit to China; Chinese-Albanian foreign relations; establishing the Australia-Albania Friendship Association; his memoir; the birth of his daughter in Albania; returning to Melbourne; his role as an Information Officer at CSIRO; his marriage and his children; health; 3CR Community Radio; Tiananmen Square Massacre; his political position; Human Rights; Falun Gong; Tibet; Beijing Olympics; civil liberties in China; his daughter’s belief and achievements; his mother’s political views.

Notes

Recorded on 22-23 February 2013 in Melbourne, Vic.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (16 p.) 
Subjects Armstrong, Karl, 1948- -- Interviews.  |  Political participation -- Australia.  |  Albania -- Description and travel.  |  Albania -- Social life and customs.  |  China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976 -- Anecdotes.  |  China -- Social life and customs.
Other authors/contributors York, Barry, 1951-, Interviewer

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