Oral History Project 2019

2019 marked the 20th Anniversary since Don Dunstan’s passing and the establishment of the Don Dunstan Foundation.

Interviews have been conducted throughout 2019, where interviewees talked about their memories of Don Dunstan and their thoughts of the work that the Don Dunstan Foundation has accomplished in the last 20 years. The Project has been made possible because of the support of the State Library of South Australia.

Audio files and transcripts of interviews are available below.


Company director with over 30 years experience in commerce, corporate governance and international business

Wrote the original Trust Deed for the Don Dunstan Foundation.

Ted Byrt is joined by lawyers Adrian Graves and Simon Nuttall for this interview.

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Restaurateur and Don Dunstan’s partner for over 10 years.

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Former South Australian Labor Party politician. Member for Norwood from 1979 to 1993, with a short break from September 1979 to February 1980.

Held a number of ministerial positions, including Minister for Local Government.

After his parliamentary career, worked as a registered political lobbyist in South Australia, acting as Greg Crafter Consulting. Also served as National Catholic Education Commission chairman.

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A school teacher, ‘Don groupie’ and long time volunteer and supporter of the Don Dunstan Foundation.

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Chair, Thinkers in Residence Social Capital Residencies

Former Managing Partner of the South Australian office of Deloitte and an experienced management consultant

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Member, Committee of Management, Don Dunstan Foundation

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Former Executive Director of the Don Dunstan Foundation

Conducted the Don Dunstan Foundation Oral History Project from 2008 to 2013

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A South Australian cultural advocate, entrepreneur and leader who has worked to promote the arts and culture in Australia.

Currently CEO of the History Trust of South Australia.

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Former South Australian Labor Government minister

Helped set up a division of the Don Dunstan Foundation in Queensland

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Former Executive Director, Don Dunstan Foundation

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CEO of AnglicareSA, Professor at UniSA School of Business, and Co-Chair of the Adelaide Zero Project’s Project Steering Group

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Creative Director and Photographer who has been collaborating with artists, musicians, actors, politicians, athletes and every day people for over 25 years, to create powerful and iconic images.

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Pro-Vice Chancellor – Research Impact at Flinders University

Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute

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Trained as a social worker, spent years working in front line youth work, youth health work, mental health services, employment services, drug/alcohol community work and management.

State Manager for Reconciliation SA since 2010.

A life member of SACOSS and strong advocate in the community sector and for consumer participation in health, having helped to establish the Health Consumers Alliance in SA.

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