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L.F. Fitzhardinge interviewed by Barbara Ross [sound recording]
Bib ID 671368
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Fitzhardinge, L. F. (Laurence Frederic), 1908-1993, interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 
7 sound tape reels ; 10 in. 
Summary

Fitzhardinge talks about his background as an historian; employment at National Library of Australia in 1934 as a research clerk and his publications on the history of the Church of St John the Baptist at Reid, A.C.T. and on Sir Littleton Groom. He then describes his work during WWII; involvement in the organisation of history courses for diplomatic cadets at Canberra University College and his view of Australian history and its study at the time. Fitzhardinge then discusses his work at ANU; his relationship with students and staff; Hancock's influence; launch of ADB (Australian Dictionary of Biography) and his involvement with Basser Library. He then describes the societies that he has been connected with and his views on the writing of Australian history since WWII.

Notes

Tape 7 not yet transcribed.

Recorded from Mar. 4-26, 1987 in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-198297564

Related Material Transcripts also available, for research use only, of interviews with Tom Molomby and Robin Gollan 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (196 p.) available. 
Subjects Fitzhardinge, L. F. (Laurence Frederic), 1908-1993 -- Interviews.  |  Hancock, W. K. (William Keith), 1898-1988.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Historians.
Other authors/contributors Ross, Barbara, 1928 or 1929- 2005 interviewer

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