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Leslie Haylen interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 719769
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Haylen, Leslie, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 Oct. 12-13 
3 tape reels (ca. 150 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Leslie Haylen, politician and journalist, speaks about his early life at Amungula, near Sutton; origin of his family name; Dame Mary Gilmore, a family friend; army service during World War I; his anti-war views; working as a journalist at Sunday Times, Sydney Sun and Women's Weekly; his play Two Minutes Silence'; serving as member for Parkes, 1943 to 1963; impact of Petrov Affair; Arthur Calwell; Eddie Ward; Ben Chifley; 1949 coal strike; Justin O'Byrne; Nelson Lemmon; Don Cameron; practical joke played on Billy Wentworth; presentation of Cook journal to National Library; his opposition to state aid for Catholic schools; losing his seat. Pratt recites Haylen poems: Parkes 1963; Chifley's Grave.

Biography/History

Haylen worked as a journalist prior to entering the New South Wales Parliament as member for Parkes, N.S.W. from 1943-1963.

Notes

Poor quality recording on tape 1.

Recorded at Dulwich Hill, N.S.W. on 12 and 13 October 1976.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221584806

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) 
Subjects Haylen, Leslie -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer

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