From the oral history collection: Barry Lyons
Barry Lyons was born at Burnie, Tasmania, in 1928, and is the oldest surviving son of former Prime Minister Joe Lyons and Enid Lyons. Joe Lyons was Prime Minister of Australia from 1932 to 1939. Enid Lyons was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
In this edited excerpt from an oral history interview, Barry Lyons recalls his father, and talks about the conditions and routines of residing in The Lodge as a child. At the end of the excerpt, he responds to the question: ‘Who were you closer to, your mother or your father?’
Barry Lyons was recorded for the Oral History Program by Barry York in 2014. The full interview can be listened to at our Oral histories website.