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Harold Cox interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 741341
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Cox, Erle Harold, 1903-1989, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1973 Apr. 6 - June 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Harold Cox, a journalist, describes Canberra in the 1930s; the Lyons Government; Gullet's trade diversion policy; Lyons; Munich crisis telephone leakage; legation in Washington; National Insurance Scheme; relations between Menzies and Page; Menzies; petrol rationing; Hughes; mine sweeping accident off Melbourne; Odlum; Fraser Elliott; W.V. McCall; fall of Fadden Government; Wilson; Country Progressive Party; Curtin; entry of the Japanese into the War; American forces in Australia; Drakeford; Blamey; Bruce; censorship; United Nations conference in San Francisco, 1945; Mr Kaiser; Evatt and Forde; Halifax and Cadogan; Evatt; Chifley; nationalisation of banking; Communist Party Dissolution Bill; Petrov Affair; French diplomat neighbours in Canberra; Sir William Slim; Archie Cameron; betting in Parliament House; Matner; McMullen; Menzies and Casey; Suez Canal; Casey; Menzies' and Casey's attitudes to Asia; constitutional position of the Governor-General; Holt; McMahon; McEwan.

Biography/History

Harold Cox served as a journalist over a period of forty nine years, thirty six of which were spent in the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214883552

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 61 leaves) 
Subjects Cox, Erle Harold, 1903-1989 -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Journalism -- Political aspects -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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