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Yseult Bailey interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 728723
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bailey, Yseult, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission from Lady Bailey's executor for personal copies and public use. 
Description 1973 Apr. 11-17 
1 tape reel (ca. 67 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Lady Yseult Bailey, wife of Professor Kenneth Bailey, recalls meeting Sir Kenneth when he was at college; his Vice Mastership of Queen's College; Chair of law at Melbourne University; move to Canberra; domestic help; Sir Kenneth's travelling; United Nations Charter; San Francisco Conference; Dr Evatt; John Burton; appeal cases in London; list of landmarks in Sir Kenneth's career; Aliens Tribunal; Sir Kenneth's personal interests and activities; posting to Canada; Sir Kenneth's final illness; Ruth Barber; Sir Kenneth as consultant to the government.

Notes

Sir Kenneth Bailey one of the outstanding men in the legal history of Australia, made a comprehensive and valuable recording for the Oral History Program of the National Library of Australia. He was unable to complete it before his death and Lady Bailey kindly consented to give some of her recollections of the events and people with which she and her husband were associated.

Recorded at her home in Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (25 p.) 
Subjects Bailey, Yseult, -- Interviews.  |  Bailey, Kenneth, Sir, 1898-1972.  |  Lawyers' spouses -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer

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