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Author Webb, Martyn J. (Martyn Jack), 1929- interviewee
Title Interview with Martyn Jack Webb in 1991 / interviewed by Jennifer Edgecombe.
Published/Produced 1991.

 Online  OH4136    AVAILABLE  


Call Number OH4136
Physical description 1 online resource (9 audio files (4 hr., 33 min., 12 sec.)) : digital, WAV
Series University of Western Australia Archives oral history project
University of Western Australia Archives oral history project
Notes Title devised by cataloguer.
This sound recording has been preserved and made available by the University of Western Australia.
Access advisory Access open.
Date/time and place of an event Interview by Jennifer Edgecombe with Emeritus Professor Martyn Jack Webb took place at his residence in Dalkeith, Western Australia, on 24 July, 31 July 1991 and 7 August 1991.
Additional formats Audio cassette tapes also available at the University of Western Australia Archives.
Original version Original version: 6 audio cassettes University of Western Australia Archives OH73.
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Biography/history Martyn Webb was born in London on 28 September 1929. He arrived in Western Australia during the iron ore boom with his wife Audrey Webb and sons Paul and John to take up the position of Foundation Professor of Geography at University of Western Australia in 1964, via the ship, Oriana. As advisor to the Country Shire Councils Association, Professor Webb was one of the initiators of the Western Australian Local Government Association. He also helped found the WA Conservation Council and was its Trustee for many years. As a member of the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry he advised on the planning and development of Perth, as a State capital. In December 2014, the City of Nedlands bestowed Professor Webb as their third Freeman of the City. Prof. Webb's work as a geographer saw him being awarded honorary memberships of the Royal Institute of Architects; the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science; the Australian Institute for Urban Studies and the Planning Institute of Australia.
Summary Emeritus Martyn Webb offers an insight to his early background in England, how he lived through the Great Depression and the calibre of his teachers during the war years and entering Oxford University, was the happiest moment and the first time he met Australians. Due to his father's good impression of fighting alongside Australians in Sept 1914 at the battle of the Narrows. He talks during the war years, with the recruitment of army officers for Oxford and Cambridge Universities, he seized the opportunity and entered Oxford University in 1943 as a cadet. He also recounts his arrival in Perth and his years at University of Western Australia and his involvement in the urban planning of Perth.
Subjects Webb, Martyn J. (Martyn Jack), 1929- -- Interviews.
University of Western Australia -- Employees -- Interviews.
University of Western Australia -- Faculty -- Interviews.
University of Western Australia. School of Earth and Environment -- History.
University of Western Australia. Department of Geography -- History.
Geography -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Western Australia.
Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia.
College teachers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Related names Edgecombe, Jennifer, interviewer.