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Kenneth Bailey interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 712217
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bailey, Kenneth, Sir, 1898-1972, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from Sir Kenneth's executor for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Jun. - 1972 Mar 
6 tape reels (ca. 882 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir Kenneth Bailey, Professor of Law, speaks about the Faculty of Law at Melbourne University; Arthur Deane; Wilfred Fullagar; Harrison Moore; political turbulance at universities; Sir John McFarlane; Sir John Monash; Raymond Priestly; Jack Medley; Douglas Copland; Thomas Laby; D.K. Picken; collegiate education; David Myers; Graham McInnes; Keith Hancock; Richard Latham; Jim Mann; Geoffrey Sawyer; Clifford Menhennitt; Zelman Cowen; the Law Institute; part-time faculty teaching staff; Ernest Scott; Wilfred Agar; Douglas Copland; Statute of Westminster; constitutional convention; Commonwealth Powers Act; uniform taxation case; Rates Act; Grants Act; Assessment Act; Premiers' approach to Federal government; sales tax; Solicitor's Office; Sir George Knowles; Dr Evatt; Commonwealth powers during wartime; National Security Act; Wartime Arrangements Act; State Public Service Act; invalidity regulations; Black Market Act; the Bailey Report on the public service; Postwar Reconstruction Constitution Referendum; Bank Nationalization Act; British Commonwealth Relations Conference; Institute of Pacific Relations Conference; Commonwealth of Nations and the International Court of Justice; tribunal to review internments.

Biography/History

Sir Kenneth Bailey was Professor of Jurisprudence from 1928-1930 and Professor of Public Law at the University of Melbourne from 1931-1946. He was Consultant to the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department from 1943-1946 and was Special Adviser on International Law to the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and to the Department of Foreign Affairs. He was Secretary to the Department until February 1964 and then Commonwealth Solicitor-General from 9 May 1946 to 14 July 1964.

Notes

Recorded at Sir Kenneth's office in the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Related Material Interview with Lady Iseult Bailey, wife of Sir Kenneth Bailey is held in National Library Oral History Collection at TRC 121/42. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (240 p.) 
Subjects Bailey, Kenneth, Sir, 1898-1972 -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Diplomats -- Australia -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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