Oral History Interviews

Transcripts with Log Sheets

An oral history interview program was commissioned in 2003 to record the experiences and reminiscences of key contributors to the department’s history, including former ministers, directors and staff. Most of the initial 19 interviews recorded specifically for the Agriculture History Project are available below. The J.D. Somerville Collection in the State Library of South Australia has the original recordings and the duplicate set of tapes used by PIRSA during the transcription process will be lodged with State Records in due course.

Barrow, Peter

Peter Barrow transcript (PDF 187.4 KB)
Peter Barrow transcript (HTML)

Peter Barrow logsheet (PDF 23.8 KB)

Bywaters, Gabe

Gabe Bywaters transcript (PDF 131.0 KB)
Gabe Bywaters transcript (HTML)

Gabe Bywaters logsheet (PDF 30.3 KB)

Dillon, Trevor

Trevor Dillon transcript (PDF 161.3 KB)
Trevor Dillon transcript (HTML)

Trevor Dillon logsheet (PDF 35.7 KB)

Fawcett, Bob

Bob Fawcett transcript (PDF 83.5 KB)
Bob Fawcett logsheet (HTML)

Bob Fawcett logsheet (PDF 16.6 KB)

Feagan, John

John Feagan transcript (PDF 245.7 KB)
John Feagan transcript (HTML)

John Feagan logsheet (PDF 22.7 KB)

Geytenbeek, Peter

Peter Geytenbeek transcript (PDF 104.8 KB)
Peter Geytenbeek transcript (HTML)

Peter Geytenbeek logsheet (PDF 29.3 KB)

Giles, Bill

Bill Giles transcript (PDF 554.8 KB)
Bill Giles transcript (HTML)

McColl, Jim

Jim McColl transcript (PDF 326.8 KB)
Jim McColl transcript (HTML)

Jim McColl logsheet (PDF 57.2 KB)

Michelmore, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Michelmore transcript (PDF 82.6 KB)
Elizabeth Michelmore transcript (HTML)

Elizabeth Michelmore logsheet (PDF 27.6 KB)

Miller, Tom

Tom Miller transcript (PDF 285.0 KB)
Tom Miller transcript (HTML)

Tom Miller logsheet (PDF 32.4 KB)

Norman, Geoff

Geoff Norman transcript (PDF 81.8 KB)
Geoff Norman transcript (HTML)

Geoff Norman logsheet (PDF 23.8 KB)

Polden, Errol

Errol Polden transcript (PDF 581.5 KB)
Errol Polden transcript (DOC 282.5 KB)

Radcliffe, Dr John

Dr John Radcliffe transcript (PDF 331.2 KB)
Dr John Radcliffe transcript (HTML)

Dr John Radcliffe logsheet (PDF 42.6 KB)

Roberts, Trevor

Trevor Roberts transcript (PDF 287.3 KB)
Trevor Roberts transcript (HTML)

Trevor Roberts logsheet (PDF 24.9 KB)

Tideman, Arthur

Arthur Tideman transcript (PDF 394.5 KB)
Arthur Tideman transcript (HTML)

Arthur Tideman logsheet (PDF 60.6 KB)

Walker, Lex

Lex Walker transcript (PDF 128.3 KB)
Lex Walker transcript (HTML)

Lex Walker Logsheet (PDF 21.1 KB)