Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Interview with John Burton

Interview with John Burton. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with John Burton by John Clements, recorded in London, England.

John Burton talks about his life, including his appointment as Secretary of the Department of External Affairs in 1947.

He recalls an extreme period of political repression in Australia, running alongside McCarthyism in the US.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 25 February 1981
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: Murdoch University
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 30 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54536
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