1990, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: William Cole interviewed by Robert Hyslop in the Conversations with Departmental Secretaries oral history project [sound recording]. Cole, R. W. (Robert William), 1926- (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 3 sound tape reels (ca. 180 min.) : 7 1/​2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in.
Published
  • 1990.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • William Cole interviewed by Robert Hyslop in the Conversations with Departmental Secretaries oral history project
Creator
  • Cole, R. W. (Robert William), 1926- (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Hyslop, Robert, 1918-2007. (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1990.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 3 sound tape reels (ca. 180 min.) : 7 1/​2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in.
Series
Part Of
  • Conversations with Departmental Secretaries oral history project
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 03hrs 00min 00sec
Summary
  • Sir William Cole, former Secretary of the Defence Department, speaks about his public service career; Secretary of the Department of Finance; Chairman of the Public Service Board; Secretary of the Defence Department; role of government departments; relations with the Minister and his staff; role of the Departmental Secretary; parliamentary committees and accountability; role of the Public Service Board; financial management; pressure groups; Dibb Report; Wrigley Report.
Notes
  • From June to October 1990, Robert Hyslop interviewed 10 former heads of Commonwealth government departments.
  • Recorded in Canberra on 31 August 1990.
  • DCM record ; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection ; nla.oh-2595-0007.
Numbering Note
  • Transcript available (typescript, 40 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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