In this mini episode I take a trip down memory lane, back to episode 3 to be precise, when I discussed why I have a Hansard collection. In fact I discuss the very person who was the original owner of said Hansard collection.
Born 11 February 1913, Clyde Cameron began his career as a shearer and eventually became a union official. He entered politics in December 1949 after winning the seat of Hindmarsh in South Australia’s western suburbs. He became Minister for Labour when Gough Whitlam finally took the Labor party to government in 1972, before eventually retiring from politics in 1980.
Mr Cameron was awarded an AO in 1982 for services to the government and politics and the Centenary Medal in 2001 for services to Australian society through parliament.
The Honourable Clyde Cameron AO passed away on 14 March 2008 at the age of 95, and a state funeral service saw the likes of Gough Whitlam, Paul Keating and Clyde’s protege SA premier John Bannon attend.
Funky blue covers and fake wood.
Through the ages.
He was in parliament when King George reigned!