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Interview with Lord Fenner Brockway

Interview with Lord Fenner Brockway. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

Audio (MP3) (Interview - Part 1)
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Audio (MP3) (Interview - Part 2)
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Interview with Lord Fenner Brockway by John Clements, recorded in the House of the Lords, London, England.

Tape 1 - Lord Brockway was born in India, where he lived until the age of 4. He talks about his religious views, including his experiences being raised by nonconformist missionaries. He discusses his education, including his disdain for school and frequent caning and talks about his introduction to politics.

Tape 2 - Lord Brockway reflects on his associations with many influential writers, such as Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and George Orwell to name a few. He discusses imperialism and its centrality to international politics.

PLEASE NOTE: Poor quality recording.

Tape 1 was recorded 31 January 1985. Tape 2 was recorded 4 February 1985.

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

Date: 31 January 1985
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 2 digital files : 59 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54821
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