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Fred Daly interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 766420
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Daly, Fred, 1913-1995, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 Aug. 26 - 1976 Nov. 25 
1 tape reel : 1 7/8 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr Daly, a politician, talks of his early life near Tamworth and in Sydney; the Depression; joining the Labor Party; learning the party machinery; his decision to stand for Parliament ; preselection for Martin; conditions during the War; swearing in and reply address; women in the House of Representatives; blackout during the War; the Opposition; conscription; conflicts for Labor; Curtin and Churchill; problems for the Government during war; the Parmaceutical Health Bill; effects of the war on families; Curtin's health; founding of the UN; Curtin's death; Chifley's election by Caucus; Frank Forde; Curtin as Prime Minister; Chifley's election as Prime Minister; the end of the War; Chifley's plans for post war Australia; post war reconstruction; immigration; bank nationalisation; McKell's appointment as Governor General; communists and the Labor Party; unions; Menzies' attack on socialism; Chifley's reasons for continuing controls; coalminers' strike; redistribution of electorates and increase in size of Parliament; Communist Party dissolution Bill; Bills opposed by Chifley; 1951 election; Chifley's death; referendum.

Biography/History

Mr. Daly was the Federal House of Representatives ALP Member for Martin from 1943-1949 and for Grayndler from 1949-1975.

Notes

Recorded at his daughter's home in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214937010

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 98 leaves) available. 
Subjects Daly, Fred, 1913-1995 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer

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