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Arthur Calwell interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 718385
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Calwell, Arthur A. (Arthur Augustus), 1896-1973, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 May 
1 audio tape reel (ca. 157 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Rt. Hon. Arthur Calwell, politician, discusses his childhood impressions and some of the reasons he became interested in politics; Dr. William Maloney; wharfies and social reform; the Public Service and political parties; the Australian Labor Party; the National Civic Council; Bob Santamaria; the Petrov affair; Dr Evatt; the Catholic Church and politics; the DLP; immigration; displaced persons; white Australia; population growth; Keith Murdoch; the Australian Press; the Vietnam War; demonstrations against the Vietnam War; Gough Whitlam; Bob Hawke; the future of the ALP; the Communist Party; American bases in Australia;the Liberal/Country Party failures; future election programme; Sir Robert Menzies; Billy McMahon; future of the Country Party.

Biography/History

Arthur Calwell was born in West Melbourne on 28 May 1896 and joined the Victorian Public Service in 1913. He held the seat of Melbourne for the ALP from 1940 to 1972.

Notes

Recorded on 20 May 1971 and on 28 May 1971 at Federal Parliamentary Rooms, Melbourne.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221548077

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 59 leaves). 
Subjects Calwell, Arthur A. (Arthur Augustus), 1896-1973 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/7 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/7 (summary)
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