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Author Austin, M. N. (Mervyn Neville), 1913-1991, interviewee.
Title Interview with Professor Mervyn Neville Austin / interviewed by Christine Shervington.
Published/Produced 1981.

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Call Number OH923
Physical description 1 online resource (7 audio files (3 hr., 20 min., 9 sec.)) : digital, WAV + 1 transcript
Series University of Western Australia Archives oral history project
Notes Digital preservation in WAV format.
Transcript Edited transcript (typescript)
Notes OHrecon.
Title devised by cataloguer.
This sound recording has been preserved and made available by the University of Western Australia.
Access advisory Access open
Additional formats Audio cassette tapes also available at the University of Western Australia Archives.
Original version Original version: 4 audio cassettes University of Western Australia Archives OH13.
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Acquisition source Lent for copying 150216; University of Western Australia.
Biography/history Academic and classicist. University Orator at University of Western Australia. Mervyn Neville Austin was Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia from 1952 until 1978. After his retirement from the University, he was appointed Emeritus Professor and was the Warden of Convocation, 1980-1982. His publications include, The presence of the past (1952), and, An ignorant man thinking: essays and addresses (1961). Austin was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1981 in recognition of service to education.
Summary Mervyn Neville Austin recalls how he started his professorship at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in February 1952. He speaks fondly of some of his colleagues, students and the curriculum and education system during his years at UWA.
Subjects Austin, M. N. (Mervyn Neville), 1913-1991 -- Interviews.
University of Western Australia -- Faculty -- Interviews.
College teachers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Civilization, Ancient.
Greek philology.
Classicists -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Related names Shervington, Christine, 1951-, interviewer.