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Oral Histories – Council

Barry Simon – First Mayor of the City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the creation and early days of the City of Berwick.

Part 1 ( 31 mins)

Part 2 (31 mins)

Part 3 (19 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 25/05/1994.


Bill Hudson – City of Berwick

Discussion of the history of Berwick City Council with one of its councillors. (13 mins)

Recorded by Daniel Fysh, Berwick Secondary College, 1991.


City of Berwick Sister City Proclamation Ceremony (with Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Recording of live connection with Berwick-upon-Tweed to establish the Sister City relationship.

Part 1 (19 mins)

Part 2 (20 mins)

Recorded on 15/6/1982.


Cyril Molyneux – City of Berwick

Discussion of the history of Berwick City Council with one of its councillors. (21 mins)

Recorded by Daniel Fysh, Berwick Secondary College, 1991.


Cyril Molyneux – Justice of Peace, Berwick

Discussion of the role of JPs and how this has changed over time. (20 mins)

Recorded by Diana Dragicevic, Berwick Secondary College on 10/9/1991.


David Lee – Councillor for City of Berwick in 1973, in its first year of operation

Reminiscences of the establishment and early days of the City of Berwick Council.

Part 1 (25 mins)

Part 2 (25 mins)

Recorded by Debra Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 26/04/1991.


George Chudleigh et al.- City of Berwick

Excerpts from interviews with Cnr George Chudleigh and other council staff (including councillors) on the early days of the City of Berwick.(19 mins)

Recording details unknown, date est. late 80s, early 90s.


Cr Jan Bateman – City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the early days of the City of Berwick.

Part 1 –32 mins

Part 2 – 12 mins

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer 29/08/1994.


Jeff Marjoram – Dir. Community Services, City of Berwick

Reminiscences of community services and social planning in the City of Berwick. (25 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 22/08/1994


Ken Dearicott – City of Berwick Information Systems

Reminiscences of the history of the City of Berwick Information Systems Department during the 1970’s

Part 1 – 31 mins

Part 2 – 26 mins

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 26/8/1994


Max Pawsey – City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the Chief Engineer of the City of Berwick

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (29 mins)

Part 3 (34 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 10/05/1991


Mike Tyler – City of Berwick Development Services

Reminiscences of a senior staff member from the City of Berwick Development Services (31 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 26/8/1994


Neil Lucas – City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the development of the City of Berwick from its CEO.

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (28 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 24/8/1994


Peter Tempest – City of Berwick Health Services

Reminiscences of the City of Berwick from the Manager of Health Services.

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (5 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 22/8/1994.


Ron Chidgey – City of Berwick Technical Services

Reminiscences of the City of Berwick from the Manager of Technical Services (31 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 22/8/1994


Ross Currie – City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the City of Berwick from the Deputy Chief Executive/City Engineer

Part 1 (34 mins)

Part 2 (25 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 22/8/1994


Ruth Simon – Mayoress, City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the City of Berwick from the Mayoress

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (6 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer, date est. 1993 – 1994.


Cr Tom Gyles – City of Berwick

Reminiscences of the history of the City of Berwick since 1975.

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (22 mins)

Recorded by Debbie Stephan, City of Berwick Historical Officer on 30/8/1994.


South Eastern Radio Test Transmission

Includes chat with guests from the City of Berwick: Senior Design Engineer Ron Chidgey and City Planner John McCaffrey.

Part 1 (30 mins)

Part 2 (30 mins)

Test Transmission for South Eastern Radio, transmitted from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre in June 1987