3 audiotape reels (approximately 135 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track mono.
John Farquharson, journalist, born in Wollongong, N.S.W. recalls his family history; his parents; the significance of the Presbyterian religion to his family; childhood memories; the impact of the Depression & WWII on his parents; his education; the development of his intellectual interests; his attendance at the King's School, Parramatta (1942-1947); compulsory membership of the King's Cadet Corps; origins of his interest in journalism; his first job with a newspaper (Cumberland Argus 1948); facets of newspaper life & production; employment as a journalist with Goulburn's Evening Post (1949-1951); community life in Goulburn, N.S.W.; processes involved in producing a country newspaper; memories of Marmion Dart, Goulburn's Evening Post editor; his employment with Australian United Press in Sydney (1951-1952); importance of books, favourite authors of the 1950s; post-war Australian nationalism; impact of Australian authors.
Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
Recorded on Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Sept. 13, and Nov. 15, 1982 in Canberra, A.C.T..
DCM record ; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection ; nla.oh-1168-0000.
Timed summary (7 p.)..