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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Ion Idriess Interviewed by Hazel de Berg
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Idriess speaks of his family background ; about his school days ; about going to sea then working in the bush ; gold prospecting in Queensland ; travelling around Australia ; coming out of the bush at 42 and beginning to write ; enlisting for World War I ; Gallipoli ; writing his book "Madman's island" ; his method of writing ; reasons why he never considered himself as a writer ; making a living as a writer.


  • Recorded 25 November 1974

    Timed summary (9 p.) and transcript available (78 p.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 1974 .
      Extent: 3 sound tape reels (ca. 231 min.)p.
      Series: y separately published work icon Hazel de Berg Collection Hazel de Berg , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1957-1983 18399444 1957 series - publisher interview poetry The Hazel de Berg Collection consists of recordings of interviews and readings from many of Australia's poets, artists, writers, composers, actors, academics, publishers, librarians, scientists, anthropologists, public servants and some politicians. Paper based records include transcripts and interview background notes.
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