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Jack Kane interviewed by Veronica Keraitis [sound recording]
Bib ID 667989
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Kane, Jack (John Thomas), 1908-1988, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1980 
1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Summary

Jack Kane, former Democratic Labor Party Senator for N.S.W., 1970-1974, speaks about his family background, early childhood, growing up in Lithgow, first job working for Bracey's (General Merchants), after working at Braceys for a year he then worked for the Railways Dept., then working for the mines in 1923, the death of his father in the same year and becoming the breadwinner for the family, working conditions in the mines, joining the Labor Party in 1929, the closure of the State Coal Mine which was owned by the Govt. in 1932 where he was working at the time, after the mine closure working for the Main Roads, his wife, knowing her since she was 3 yrs old, commenting on his consultancy business (Industrial Data) which was set up in 1975 after losing his seat in Parliament.

Biography/History

Jack Kane was a Democratic Labor Party Senator for N.S.W. from 1970-1974, and held the position of Federal Secretary of the Australian Democratic Labor Party and General Secretary of N.S.W. since 1957.

Notes

Preservation, working duplicate and user cassette copies made.

Recorded on Sept. 29 & 30 & Oct. 1, 1980.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-215168251

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected draft transcript available (typescript, 76 leaves) 
Subjects Kane, Jack (John Thomas), 1908-1988 -- Interviews.  |  Democratic Labor Party (Australia) -- History.  |  Catholic Social Studies Movement.  |  Australian Labor Party. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Keraitis, Veronica, 1952-, Interviewer  |  Democratic Labor Party (Australia)

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ORAL TRC 829
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ORAL TRC 829 (transcript)
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