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Don Worley interviewed by Mick Fogarty in the Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project
Bib ID 6257617
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Worley, Don, 1934-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2013 May 15 
1 sound file (approximately 81 min.) 
Series

Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project.

Summary

Don Worley talks about his early life in Adelaide, South Australia; his first meeting with his wife Barbara; his parents and siblings; his sporting abilities; his uncle Geff Noblet, former Australian test cricketer; his education; his family and grandchildren; his involvement with disabled athletes; sporting events for the disabled within Australia and overseas; his first super 8 camera; filming Barbara competing at the Border Games; being asked to film these events; film making; promotion of his films of disabled sport and competitions; the distribution and whereabouts of his five films of the Paralympic Games; his association with Andrew Gramp; escorting wheelchair athletes; complexities and the cost of filming and film processing; assistance with editing, commentary and production; distribution of his films; FESPIC (Far East and South Pacific Games) 1975, Japan; Australian Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Sports Federation; the start of ABC's (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) involvement; the Australian Paralympic Committee; the National Film and Sound Archive; using a 16-millimetre camera at the Toronto Olympiad for the Disabled; Canadian high jumper Arnie Boult; the development of professionalism within disabled sport; difficulties of filming the first wheelchair marathon in 1984; his last film of disabled Games; Brian Bosisto; transferring film to video tape; discusses the problems of athlete classification in wheelchair events; Minister Graham Richardson; ABC and the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games; being an advisor to the ABC during the Paralympic Games; his observations of the changes in community attitudes to Paralympic sport; his meeting with Sir Ludwig Guttmann; the family's involvement in Barbara's competition and administrative work; his great admiration for Barbara's work raising the profile of sport for the disabled.

Notes

The Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project is a joint project being conducted by the National Library of Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Recorded on 15 May 2013 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and corrected transcript (typescript, 35 leaves) available. 
Subjects Worley, Don, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Worley, Barbara, 1934-2014 -- Anecdotes.  |  Paralympic Games.  |  Dentists -- South Australia -- Interviews.  |  Motion picture authorship -- Australia.  |  Athletes with disabilities -- Australia.  |  Sports for people with disabilities -- Australia.
Occupation Dentists.
Other authors/contributors Fogarty, Mick, Interviewer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Paralympic Committee

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ORAL TRC 6112/34 (transcript)
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