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Donald Kilgour Rodgers interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 716661
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Rodgers, Donald Kilgour, 1906-1978, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Apr. 29 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Donald Kilgour Rodgers, press secretary, discusses Curtin in opposition; Frank Anstey; Elsie Curtin; Menzies government; Dr Evatt; Frank Forde; Arthur Calwell; E.J. Ward; Curtin as orator; Victor Brennan; Curtin and Churchill; Frederick Shedden; Curtin and Bruce; Douglas Macarthur; Jack Holloway; Ben Chifley; Chifley and the War Council; Bathurst; Banking Royal Commission; Scullin government; Chifley; Jack Lang; Timber Royal Commission; bank nationalisation; Sir Stafford Cripps; Earle Page; Bill Taylor; Sir William McKell; double dissolution of Parliament; Curtin and Chifley and the Press.

Biography/History

Rodgers was press secretary to two Labor Prime Ministers, Curtin and Chifley.

Notes

Recorded at his offices at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221550931

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 48 leaves) 
Subjects Rodgers, Donald Kilgour, 1906- -- Interviews.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.  |  Public relations and politics -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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