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Nelson Lemmon interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 735104
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Lemmon, Nelson, 1908-1989, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1978 May 8 
2 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr Lemmon recalls his childhood and early life; his education at Longeman; purchase of a farm; the Cooperative Bulk handling; Norman Davis; Wheatgrowers Union; entry into Parliament; Country Party membership; Wheat Handling Board; his father's influence; his maiden speech in parliament; as assistant to Bill Scully; moving wheat east from West Australia; chaff strike; hay itch; Bill Ashley; Works and Housing; Muller; RSL; project building of war service homes; eight foot ceiling homes; Sattler design; Jennings; Allied Works; Woomera Rocket Range; Otis Lifts; Johnson Waygood; Snowy Mountain Scheme; John Dedman; use of aeroplane photography in the Snowy Scheme; use of the Defence Act for the Snowy Scheme; Land Owners Protection League, Adaminaby; purchase of land; meeting at Cooma; Lewis; Gleeson; Water Users Association.

Biography/History

Nelson Lemmon was Member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Forrest, W.A. from 1943-1949 and for St George, N.S.W., from 1954-1955. He is probably best remembered for introducing the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority legislation.

Notes

Recorded at his home at Port Macquarie.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214934934

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (81 p.) available. 
Subjects Lemmon, Nelson, 1908-1989 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/92
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ORAL TRC 121/92 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/92 (summary)
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