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Lord Bruce interviewed by Cecil Edwards [sound recording]
Bib ID 87444
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bruce, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Viscount, 1883-1967, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1962-1963 
4 tape reels : 1 7/8 ips. 
Summary

Bruce speaks about his role as Australian representative in the War Cabinet; nuclear weapons; Eisenhower; role of the United Nations; Evatt; future world prosperity; his coat of arms; Sidney Cotton; his achievements and failures as Prime Minister; Winston Churchill; British Finance Corporation for Industry; the state of British industry; opening of Parliament House in 1927; Earle Page; 1925 election; 1925 waterfront strike; his involvement with rowing at Cambridge University; his childhood; his wife; Billy Hughes and 1923 Economic Conference.

Biography/History

Bruce held the Victorian seat of Flinders for the Nationalist Party, 1918-1929 and was Prime Minister, 1923-1929. He was the Australian High Commissioner in London, 1933-1945.

Notes

This interview was recorded by Edwards for his book "Bruce of Melbourne" and is very disjointed.

Recorded in Britian in 1962 and 1963.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Edwards, Cecil. "Bruce of Melbourne : a man of two worlds". London : Heinemann, 1965.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 84 leaves) 
Subjects Bruce, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Viscount, 1883-1967 -- Interviews.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ambassadors -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945.
Other authors/contributors Edwards, Cecil, 1903-1978, Interviewer

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