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Interview with David Walker, Professor of Australian Studies, Deakin University

Author: David Walker; Barry York
Publisher: 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording   Computer File : English
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David Walker talks about his parents and family upbringing in Adelaide; his parents' work for the South Australian Department of Education which meant moving around quite often; his family history; his parents' influence on his development; his mother's attitude to her children's short-sightedness; pre-school reading; formal education; attitude to religion; his captaincy of high school tennis team; development of
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: David Robert Walker
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Walker; Barry York
OCLC Number: 224402659
Event notes: Recorded on Nov. 16, 2004 and May 1, 2006 at Canterbury, Vic.
Description: 2 digital audio tapes, 2 sound files (ca. 261 min.)
Responsibility: interviewer, Barry York.

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David Walker talks about his parents and family upbringing in Adelaide; his parents' work for the South Australian Department of Education which meant moving around quite often; his family history; his parents' influence on his development; his mother's attitude to her children's short-sightedness; pre-school reading; formal education; attitude to religion; his captaincy of high school tennis team; development of awareness of politics and world events; study of history at high school; his qualities as a teenager; hobbies eg. the Argonauts' Club; family life in the late 1950s and early 1960's; his brother and sister; primary teacher training; enrolment in Arts at Adelaide University; call up for National Service (1964); his interest in South East Asia; teachers at Adelaide University; the decision not to pursue primary teaching career; the decision to do postgraduate studies in history; his origins of interest in Australian History and interest in 'Cultural History'

In the second part of this interview, Professor David Walker talks about his studies at Adelaide University; postgraduate work at ANU in Canberra; his first book (Dream and Disillusion, 1976); lectureship at Auckland University (New Zealand); meeting his wife in Canberra; appointment to the School of History at the University of New South Wales; his two children and parenting; development of interest in Asian Studies; research interests; first overseas trip; meeting Senator Fulbright at Berkley; becoming Head of the School of History at UNSW, Australian Studies Program in Indonesia; acceptance of Chair at Deakin University and move from Sydney to Melbourne; Australian Studies in China, Japan; 'Out of Empire' television series; 'Anxious Nation' (book, 1999); two years in Washington as Chair of Australian Studies at Georgetown; macular degeneration; his plans and hopes for the future.

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