2002, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Anthony Bomford interviewed by John Farquharson [sound recording]. Bomford, A. G. (Anthony Gerald), 1927-2003. (Interviewee)

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Anthony Bomford interviewed by John Farquharson
 
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Physical Description
  • 6 digital audio tapes (ca. 350 min.)
Published
  • 2002.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Anthony Bomford interviewed by John Farquharson.
Creator
  • Bomford, A. G. (Anthony Gerald), 1927-2003. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Farquharson, John M., 1929- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2002.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 6 digital audio tapes (ca. 350 min.)
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 05hrs 50min 00sec
Summary
  • Tony Bomford, retired engineer and former director of National Mapping in Australia (1977-1982), speaks about his career as a mapmaker and surveyor in Britain, Africa, the island of South Georgia and Australia; his English family background; his early years in India, his father, a Brigadier of the Royal Engineers, Director of the Survey of India who went on be Head of Survey for General Slim's 14th Army in Burma; enlisting in the British Army (Aug.1944); being commissioned in the Royal Engineers (Aug.1946); being posted to Germany with the regiment's 1st Field Squadron; attending Survey School (1947), after having been accepted into the Military Survey Corps of the Royal Engineers.
  • Bomford speaks about his further studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge University (1947-1950); marriage to an Australian girl from Adelaide, S. Aust.; 2 year secondment to Overseas Survey in Tanganyika; first visit to Australia (1954); coming to Australia on 2 years exchange with Australian Army Survey Corps, doing fieldwork in Nth Queensland and the Kimberelys,W.A. (late 1950s); resigning his commission in British Army (July 1961) and joining National Mapping in Australia as senior surveyor; his work as assistant director and director (1977-1982); retirement activities.
Notes
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 145 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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