Item 2 - Oral history interview

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Oral history interview


  • 1994 (Creation)

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1 audio cassette 17/8 ips stereo.

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(17 Aug 1907-18 Nov 2002)

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Captain Stanley Darling, O.B.E., D.S.C. and 2 Bars, V.R.D., R.A.N.R. Captain Walker 's Second Escort Group (R.N.) of Anti-submarine Frigates justly earned their fame as a deadly and greatly feared submarine killer group, and an Australian Naval Officer, Lieut. Commander S. Darling, was perhaps the Group's most skillful hunter of the skulking U-boats. Born in Bellerive, Tasmania, in 1907, Stanley Darling was educated at Hutchins School and at the University of Tasmania, graduating as a Bachelor of Engineering in 1929.
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(1931 -)

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Owen Michael Roe (born 5 February 1931) is an Australian historian and academic, focusing on Australian history. Educated at Caulfield Grammar School (he was dux of the school in 1948), Roe attended the University of Melbourne and began studying a combined BA/LL.B. degree. He discontinued law after his first year, and after graduating from his arts degree he studied history at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. While studying in Cambridge, Roe was taught by Derek John Mulvaney, an Australian archaeologist known as the "father of Australian archaeology" Roe next undertook doctoral studies in history at the Australian National University on a scholarship.He became a Professor of History at the University of Tasmania, retiring in 1996.
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Michael Roe, Department of History UTAS, 15th. September 1995

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Oral history interview of Stanley Darling conducted by Michael Roe, much of the material is on the early history of ABC radio broadcasting.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections - ENTER COLLECTION & REFERENCE NUMBER]”

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HE Jan 2018




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