1994, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Claudio Alcorso interviewed by Roger Penny [sound recording]. Alcorso, Claudio, 1913-2000. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 6 digital audio tapes ; 90 min.
Published
  • 1994.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Claudio Alcorso interviewed by Roger Penny
Creator
  • Alcorso, Claudio, 1913-2000. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Penny, Roger (Roger Stephen), 1938- (Interviewer)
  • Alcorso, Claudio, 1913-2000. Wind you say.
Published
  • 1994.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 6 digital audio tapes ; 90 min.
Subjects
Summary
  • Claudio Alcorso, a businessman, talks about his Italian roots - familial, societal, religious, industrial (through his father's business), educational and other influences; leaving Italy as an anti-Fascist gesture; initial establishment of Silk and Textile Printers (STP) in Sydney which was interrupted by his internment during WWII. He then talks about the significance of internment; transfer of firm to Hobart and its development; love affair with China; sale of STP; involvement with the arts in Australia, particularly as inaugural Chair of the Australian Opera Co. and his time with the Australian Opera and other aspects of his contributions as a "patron of the arts" nationally and in Tasmania.
  • Alcorso then discusses his work in education; experience and beliefs as an active conservationist; purchase and early years of Moorilla Estate, including the establishment of vineyards and the development of Moorilla Estate Wines. He then talks about his involvement with the Tasmanian Peace Trust; his philosophy of life and the reasons behind writing his autobiography, "The wind you say."
Notes
  • Recorded between Apr. 21, 1994 and Apr. 28, 1994 in Berriedale, Tas.
Numbering Note
  • Corrected transcript available (typescript, 127 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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