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Irvine Douglas interviewed by Mel Pratt in the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 766383
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Douglas, Irvine, 1899-1973, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1972 June 15-19 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr Douglas discusses Sir Alan Cobham and the Melbourne riot; the Depression and the attempt to break awards in the newspaper industry; Campbell Jones; J.T. Lang; Brunsdon Fletcher; George Reeve; the Commission into racket in fruit machines and tin hares; New Guinea and Papua; Sir Hubert Murray; "Faith in Australia"; Lyons; Bob Menzies; Earle Page; Mrs Freer; Casey; National Insurance Act; Jimmy Thomas; Roosevelt; Latham; Billy Hughes; AAP (Australian Associated Press); "Australia and the war today; Stanley Bruce; letter to A. Watkin Wynne; War Cabinet; relations between Australia and Britain over Japanese; Eric Baume; English papers' attitudes to Australia; Dr Evatt; Brendan Bracken; United Nations Organization conference; abdication of Edward VIII; Mr Scullin; Theodore; John Curtin; Ben Chifley; Overseas Empire Correspondents Association; Rasim Toola; Krishna Menon; Rupert Henderson; Ezra Norton; Admiral Thompson; Korean War.

Biography/History

Mr Douglas, one of Australia's most distinguished journalists, was the Commonwealth Government publicity officer from 1934-1938 and was private secetary to Joseph Lyons from 1936-1938. He was also on the editorial staff of several Sydney newspapers and a member of the Australian Associated Press in London.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Sydney, and at the New South Wales Sports Club.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214874578

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 64 leaves) 
Subjects Douglas, Irvine, 1899-1973 -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer
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