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Leonard Huxley interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 765415
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988, Interviewee
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Sept. 8- 1971 Sept. 24 
3 tape reels (ca. 574 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 

Mel Pratt collection.


Sir Leonard talks of his early days in Tasmania; New College, Oxford; Sir John Townsend; Prof. Lindemann; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Radio Research Board; Mt. Stromlo; Dr George Munro; Canberra University College; political interests of the student body; radar defence during World War II; Dr Watson-Watt; Chain Home (CH) station; Chain home low (CHL); Battle of Britain; report on radar; TRE (Telecommunications Research Establishment); radar in aircraft; Dr Rowe; David Rivett; Adelaide University; Henry Basten; Professor Oliphant; navigational aids; bombing Germany; sinking of German ships and submarines; bombing of the Ruhr; ionospheric cross modulation; motions of electrons in gases; Robert Handbury Brown; University of Adelaide; Weapons Research Establishment (WRE); Prof. Oliphant; homopolar generator; explosion; Asian fellowships; deputy vice-chancellorship; Sidings Springs Telescope; Australian Academy of Science; National Standards Commission; David Nichol-Smith; Douglas Mawson; Mark Mitchell; Astronomical Society; growth of the ANU; building programme of the ANU; recruitment of staff; scholarships; government of the ANU; future of the ANU; problems of the ANU; National Standards Laboratory; Internationally agreed set of measurements; Australian-American Educational Foundation; Radio Frequency Allocation; Australian Institute of Physics; Britannica-Australia awards; Canberra College of Advanced Education.


Sir Leonard Huxley was Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University from 1960-1967, Elder Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide, 1949-1960, Member of the Executive of the CSIRO, 1960, and a Foundation Member of the Academy of Science.


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

Also available online

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (178 p.) 
Subjects Huxley, L. G. H (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988 -- Interviews  |  College administrators -- Australian Capital Territory -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer

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