From the Oral History collection: Hon. Michael MacKellar
The Hon. Michael MacKellar represented Warringah in the House of Representatives between 1969 and 1994 and held five ministerial posts between 1975 and 1982.
Most people understand how individual party candidates are elected to parliament, but how do they become candidates for their party in the first place? In this excerpt, Michael MacKellar recalls the pre-selection process in the Liberal Party in the 1960s and his own “trial by ordeal”.
Michael MacKellar oral history audio transcript (MS Word)
The Hon. Michael MacKellar was recorded for the Oral History program by historian Barry York in 2008 and 2010. The full interview is not currently available online and is subject to a restriction on access. Please contact the Centre prior to your visit and quote the reference number OHI 146.