Oral History Project
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Press the play button to listen to Kenneth's oral history about his career in advertising in Australia during the 1960s and 1970s, American influences on Australia's advertising industry and Kenneth's work for major Australian charities.



Amongst many other professional interests Kenneth is a teacher of Communication at TAFE NSW Sutherland College.

TITLE: Kenneth Harrison
INTERVIEWER: Carol McKirdy
INTERVIEWEE: Kenneth Harrison / teacher
DATE AND LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Loftus, 12.11.2009
LENGTH OF RECORDING: 41 minutes, recorded at Sutherland College, Loftus Campus, 12/11/2009
LANGUAGE: English
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Nil
ORIGINAL RECORDING HELD AT: Interviewer’s home
RECORDING FORMAT: Digital mp3
KEY THEMES: Advertising career in Sydney during the 1960s and 1970s at Kinne Lab, Esquire Displays, Walton’s Bankstown store, David Jones city store. American influences on Australian advertising. New York Fashion / DJs catalogues. Biddy Moriarty / DJs historian / sister of P L Travers, author of the Mary Poppins series. Tom Glynn Advertising company
Career change to work at managerial level in major Australian charities – Salvation Army, Anglican Information Office, The Mission (later known as Sydney City Mission – Mission Australia), Heart Foundation, Diabetes Australia, Tedd Noffs Foundation
Writing for/editing magazines – Southern Cross, Newsbeat, Decision
Sydney's first winter sleepout
Meeting famous and influential people such as Gough Whitlam
SUMMARY: No
TRANSCRIPT: No
BRIEF HISTORY: No