1976, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: David Fairbairn interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]. Fairbairn, David, 1917-1994. (Interviewee)

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David Fairbairn interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
 
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Physical Description
  • 3 tape reels (ca. 419 min.) : 1 7/​8 ips., mono. ; 5 in.
Published
  • 1976.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • David Fairbairn interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection.
Creator
  • Fairbairn, David, 1917-1994. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Pratt, Mel. (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1976.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 3 tape reels (ca. 419 min.) : 1 7/​8 ips., mono. ; 5 in.
Series
Part Of
  • Mel Pratt collection
Subjects
Summary
  • David Fairbairn, a politician, talks of his early life in England; Jesus College, Cambridge; Empire Air Training Scheme; 140 Squadron; D.F.C. award; RAAF and the RAF; Dutch coast patrols; interest in politics; 1949 election; pre-selection; problems with country electorates; Menzies; Cabinet; his interests; rail standardisation; Air Force equipment; 1961 election; appointment to the Air Ministry; F111; VIP flights; water resources; forestry; oil; salination; cooperation with the States; legislation for search for oil; Bill Boswell; Snowy Mountains Authority; leak to the Press about his appointment as High Commissioner, London; taxation assessment; phosphate bounty; wheat; forestry; petrol prices bill; atomic energy; Oliphant; nuclear non-proliferation treaty; national mapping; Rex Patterson; Leadership of the House, 1966; Arthur Calwell; sitting hours; Cabinet workload; Public Service; decentralisation; Gorton as Prime Minister; oil pricing; Ainsley Gotto; his resignation; Asian Parliamentarians Union; Fraser's resignation; Gorton's resignation; phosphate and iron ore problems; bauxite; uranium; McMahon government; education; universities; state aid; Vietnam war; defence expenditure; DDL ship project; conditions of pay for defence; Jess Committee; DFRB; Arthur Tange; aid for training Cambodians; defence as political controversy; 1972 election; Liberal leadership; 1974 election; Whitlam government; Gas Pipline authority; Question Time.
Biography
  • David Fairbairn served as the Liberal Member for Farrer in the Australian Federal Parliament from 1949-1975. He held four ministries.
Notes
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary and transcript (100 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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