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Frank Horner interviewed by Cameron Hazlehurst and Colin Forster [sound recording]
Bib ID 79085
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Horner, F. B. (Frank Benson), 1917-2004, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1984 
2 sound cassette. 
Summary

Dr. Frank Horner, a statistician, provides a brief description of his early life and education and then he talks about his economics course done of an evening at Sydney University while working at the NSW Bureau of Statistics. He then talks about the work he did in 1940 when "on loan" to the Commonwealth Treasury; resumption of scholarship at end of war to study at London School of Economics; returned to Sydney State Bureau to develop a number of new fields of statistics and in 1958 came to Canberra to Commonwealth Bureau of Statistics. Horner discusses Sir Stanley Carver's career as State and Commonwealth Statistician. He also talks about his work on the Vernon Committee and the changes and developments he has seen in the field of statistics.

Notes

Part of the research for their history of Australian statisticians and statistics.

Recorded on Feb. 7, 1984.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-195630946

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and corrected transcript available (typescript, 35 leaves). 
Subjects Horner, F. B. (Frank Benson), 1917-2004 -- Interviews.  |  Carver, S. R. -- Anecdotes.  |  Statisticians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Statisticians.
Other authors/contributors Hazlehurst, Cameron, 1941-, Interviewer  |  Forster, Colin, 1926-, Interviewer  |  Forster, Colin, 1926- Australian statisticians and the development of official statistics

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