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Oral history recordings and transcripts - Sir Zelman Cowen in conversation with Don Markwell

Victoria University
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This series consists of a number of conversations and interviews held between Sir Zelman Cowen and Professor Don Markwell (and occasionally others) in 1996. Topics covered include Cowen’s childhood and upbringing, experiences during World War II, his family and relationships, experiences at Oxford and the teaching of Law generally, Jewish identity and experiences as the Governor-General.

Other participants in some conversations include Dr Robin Sharwood, Geoffrey Browne, David Butler, Professor John McLaren and Dr Dennis Glover.

Transcripts were also created soon after the recordings were made, and edited transcripts exist for all interviews. Not all recordings of the interviews are extant and it seems that some were sent out for review in 1996 and were never returned. A digitisation project in March 2012 created digital copies, in .mp3 and .aur formats, of those tapes present.
Project Organization Unit: Victoria University Archives, Victoria University

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Number of items: 11 recordings of interviews, 27 edited transcripts

Data time period: 1996-02-06 to 1996-11-22

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text: Melbourne, Berlin, Oxford, Australia

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