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Joseph Alexander interviewed by Mel Pratt in the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 801260
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Alexander, J. A. (Joseph Aloysius), 1892-1983, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Mar. 2 
2 tape reels; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr. Alexander discusses Van Diemen's Land Company (VDL); Burnie; Keith Murdoch; "The Herald"; "Sun News Pictorial" A.F. Kenyon; Andrew Chaffey; John Curtin and Winston Churchill; ban on the Press Gallery facilities in Melbourne; Federal Press Gallery; Mr Curtin's "Travelling Circus"; Robert Menzies' last press conference; press secretary to the Prime Minister; special press conference on Otto Niemeyer; Martyn Threlfall; "Red Robbie", Horace Robertson; Don Rogers and Lloyd Dumas; original members of the Federal Press Gallery; foreign press representation; authors as members of the press gallery; Keith Murdoch; Baillieu Clan; W.S. Robinson; Curtin and Murdoch; R.G. Casey; Bruce-Page government; W.M. Hughes; Granville Ryrie; Page; J.H. Scullin; E.G. Theodore; J.A. Lyons; Mungana; Fenton papers; Colonel Jones; United Australia Party (UAP); W.S. Robinson; Robert Gibson; Premiers Plan; L.F. Giblin; John Latham; Country Party and UAP; R.G. Menzies; Cecil Edwards; Bruce as Prime Minister; rise of Hitler; Isaacs' speech on Hitlerism; "Who's who in Australia"; "Notable Australians".

Biography/History

Joseph Alexander was a political journalist from 1929 to 1944.

Notes

Transcript: (59 p.)

Recorded at his home at Buderim, Queensland.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214844594

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 50 leaves) 
Subjects Alexander, J. A. (Joseph Aloysius), 1892-1983 -- Interviews.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Diplomats -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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