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Mungo Wentworth MacCallum interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 733667
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
MacCallum, Mungo (Mungo Wentworth), 1941- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1973 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 317 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mungo Wentworth MacCallum, Federal political correspondent, talks of the 1972 election; "The Australian"; Calwell; Whitlam; demonstrations; conscription; social change; Rockdale Town Hall incident; Communist influence at universities; DLP; gaoling of draft avoiders; police brutality; Australian politics; political journalists; "Oz"; Press Gallery; McMahon; Canberra as a place to live ; Parliament and the public service; the Press and politicians; Gorton; Packer; Businessmen for Democratic Government; Patrick Sayers; Gorton's weaknesses and strengths; disillusionment with Gorton; Gorton's 1969 campaign; Liberal Health Scheme; Tax Concession Scheme; Andrew Jones; Gorton's trip to New Guinea; racism; McMahon's strengths and weaknesses; as Minister for Primary Industry; Foreign Affairs; Gorton as Deputy Prime Minister; Liberal Federal Council; McMahon and the Press; 1971 budget; Reg McDonald; McMahon's mistakes in 1972; McMahon's relations with Packer, Murdoch and Fairfax; McMahon's trip to Washington; McMahon's trip to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore;Country Party; petrol equalization and telephone subsidies; DLP; McEwen; Gair; McManus; minority parties; preferential system of voting; Whitlam's advertising campaign; move against Victoria; the Press' role in politics; editorial direction; ethics in journalism.

Biography/History

Mungo Wentworth MacCallum, Federal correspondent of the weekly news magazine Nation Review in 1973, began working in Canberra in 1959 with The Australian newspaper. He quickly made a reputation for his lively style and independent thought in his writing.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Canberra on April 6 and 2 July 1973.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available. 
Subjects MacCallum, Mungo (Mungo Wentworth), 1941- -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Political satire, Australian.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1965-
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, interviewer

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