1975, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Bertram Charles Ballard interviewed by J.D.B. Miller [sound recording]. Ballard, B. C. (Bertram Charles), 1903-1981, (interviewee.)

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Bertram Charles Ballard interviewed by J.D.B. Miller
 
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Physical Description
  • 4 sound tape reels (ca. 539 min.) : analog, 1 7/​8 ips., half track, mono. ; 5 in.
Published
  • 1975.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Bertram Charles Ballard interviewed by J.D.B. Miller.
Creator
  • Ballard, B. C. (Bertram Charles), 1903-1981, (interviewee.)
Other Creators
  • Miller, J. D. B. (John Donald Bruce), 1922-2011, (interviewer.)
Published
  • 1975.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 4 sound tape reels (ca. 539 min.) : analog, 1 7/​8 ips., half track, mono. ; 5 in.
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 08hrs 59min 06sec
Summary
  • Bertram Charles Ballard, Ambassador to Sweden, 1965-1967 speaks about his early life; Scotch College; his interest in language; his attitude of diplomats &​ their knowledge of language; University of Melbourne; Professors A.R. Chisholm &​ Harrison More; work as solicitor; solicitor in New Hebrides 1934-40; agreement between Commonwealth &​ Burns Philp Co. about New Hebrides; reason &​ circumstances for leaving New Hebrides for New Caledonia; professional gains made from time spent in New Hebrides; events leading up to appointment to New Caledonia; Paul Boil &​ Nickel sale to Australia; Governor Pelissier; decision for Australia to participate in installation of new Governor; Sir John McEwen's part; Australia's aid for New Caledonia's defence; reasons for his leaving post; appointment as Head of International Co-operation Section, Dept. of External Affairs; work of section (in detail); fellow officers in Dept.; appointment with John Forsyth as political observer in Japan; his work there; war damage in Japan; circumstances leading to his appointment to Batavia; appointment to Paris; his work on U.N. Special Commission on the Balkans; impression of and life in Paris; opinion of Colonel Hodgson.
  • Ballard discusses his appointment to Moscow; life at the Embassy; (Sir) Alan Watt's opinion of him; appointment as Delegate to European Office of United Nations, Geneva; Australian Minister to Thailand; impression of Thai people; accomplishment of S.E.A.T.O.; Minister to Israel; Israeli domestic policy during this period; Suez Crisis, 1956; nature of his work; the Templars &​ Arthur Calwall; opinions about present Middle East situation.
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Numbering Note
  • Transcript available (typescript, 184 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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