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William Dunk interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 716641
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Dunk, William Ernest, Sir, 1897-1984, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 May 25 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in.0\ 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir William Dunk, an administrator, spoke of beginning his career in the Commonwealth Public Service; his appointment to Rabaul; Adelaide during the Depression; the Commonwealth Bank; Stuart Macfarlane; the Treasury during World War II; the "phoney war"; Sinclair-Blamey controversy; reverse lend-lease; Macarthur; supply and works councils; Mr Menzies; Mr Chifley; Mr Drakeford; Trans-Australia Airlines; Australian Amalgamated Wireless; Norman Makin; John Dedman; CSIRO; Dept. of External Affairs; Dr. Evatt; Public Service Board; recruitment of the Public Service; post war accommodation in Canberra; Boyer Report; women in the 3rd Division; Government's retrenchment policy; staff turnover; Public Accounts Committee; Prof. Bland; Depts. of Treasury and Labour and National Service; inquiry into the operation of the Public Service; Hoover Commission; Morshead Committee; returned soldiers preference; Boyer Committee; training; promotion by merit academic qualifications; Langker; John Pinner; Grainger; Castieau; Galvin; British Phosphates Commission.

Biography/History

Sir William was one of the leading figures in Australia's public administration.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Toorak, Victoria.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214855017

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 29 leaves) 
Subjects Dunk, William Ernest, Sir, 1897-1984. -- Interviews.  |  Public officers -- Interviews  |  Australia -- Politics and government.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/16
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ORAL TRC 121/16 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/16 (summary)
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