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Coke Tomyn interviewed by Aron Paul in Rusted on - grassroots activists within Australia’s political parties oral history project
Bib ID 6293997
Format AudioAudio [spoken word]
Author
Tomyn, Coke, 1947-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2013 
1 sound file (approximately 106 min.) 
Series

Rusted on - grassroots activists within Australia’s political parties oral history project.

Summary

Coke Tomyn talks about his Ukrainian family background; WWII; his parents; arriving in Australia; his schooling and education; his career in law; Young Liberals; Liberal Party of Australia; his marriage; his wife; 1954 Royal Visit; 1960s; the Whitlam Government; the 1975 Dismissal; Malcolm Fraser; the Orange Revolution in Ukraine; lobbying and campaign work; Petro Georgiou; refugee policy; his thoughts on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); unions and unionism; his role as a businessman; climate change.

Notes

This interview is part of a joint oral history project conducted by the National Library of Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Recorded on 12 June 2013 in Melbourne, Victoria.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 pages) 
Subjects Tomyn, Coke, 1947- -- Interviews.  |  Liberal Party of Australia.  |  Ukrainian Australians -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Political participation -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Anecdotes.
Occupation Lawyers.
Other authors/contributors Paul, Aron, Interviewer  |  Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House  |  National Library of Australia

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