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Author Graham, Duncan, 1938-
Title Duncan Graham papers : [manuscript]
Published/Produced 1970
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Summary Duncan Graham; journalist; Perth; manuscript; Conspicuously Decent Man; biography; longest serving politician; premier; Western Australia; John Tonkin; film; Raymond Watson; Skull Creek incident; Laverton; radio station; 6NR; WAIT; state politicians; William Grayden; Matthew Stephens; Keith Ridge; Charles Court; Neil McNeill; Raymond O'Connor; Andrew Mensaros; Walter McPharlin; Graham MacKinnon; photographs; Gough Whitlam.
Duncan Graham worked as a journalist in Perth including for the ABC. These papers include the manuscript for his book A Conspicuously Decent Man: a biography of Australia's longest serving politician and former premier of Western Australia, John Tonkin and his efforts to get it published. It details efforts to make and fund a film entitled The Death of Raymond Watson and the Skull Creek incident at Laverton. An application to fund the establishment of radio station 6NR and WAIT (Western Australian Institute of Technology now Curtin University) is included. There are pamphlets on state politicians William Grayden, Matthew Stephens, Keith Ridge,Charles Court, Neil McNeill, Raymond O'Connor, Andrew Mensaros, Walter McPharlin and Graham MacKinnon. The collection includes photographs John Tonkin (mainly informal) and other state politicians as well as Gough Whitlam.
Subjects Perth
Related names Graham, Duncan, 1938-