Acknowledgements & Disclaimer


The interviews were based on a set of questions devised by former AMWU Secretary Des Heaney. Our sincere thanks go to Mr Heaney and Heaney Blaylock and Associates arranging transcription of the original audio tapes. Others involved in interviewing were Frank Mines and Ewan Maidment. The onerous task of indexing was carried out by Barry Howarth. Further editing and online publication of the transcripts was completed by Peter Ellett.

We acknowledge with thanks the funding made available in 2017 by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program. With this support, the original analogue tape recordings have been restored, digitised and archived at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at ANU.


Consent to record, use and publish these interviews was obtained verbally at the time of recording. All reasonable efforts have been made to contact surviving participants to secure their subsequent consent to the publication and use of this material. Any person who may have any concerns about access to this material should contact the ASSLH Canberra Region Branch. These interviews may fairly be used for non-commercial purposes, provided that they attribute the ASSLH Canberra Region Branch.



Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Canberra Region Branch
January 2018