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Col Colborne interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 792799
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Colborne, Colin, 1909-1987, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research and public use. 
Description 1986 
8 sound tape reels (ca. 240 min.) ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Colborne, former Federal Secretary of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union, speaks about his childhood in Brisbane; printing apprenticeship with Daily Mail; working conditions and living conditions in late 1920s; working in Melbourne; working for the Australian Government Printer in Canberra; getting onto Executive of Union; involvement with ALP; the Industrial Groups; member of Executive of New South Wales branch of ALP; becoming member of NSW Legislative Council; industrial disputes he was involved with; technological change in printing industry; ACTU; relations between unions and Labor governments.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on 28 January 1986.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 111 leaves) 
Subjects Colborne, Colin, 1909-1987 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Labor Party. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Printing and Kindred Industries Union (Australia)  |  Labor leaders -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Labor unions -- Printing industry -- Australia -- History.  |  Legislators -- New South Wales -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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