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Building Bridges: An oral history collection of B&R Pty Ltd

Klaebe, Helen G. & Crawford, Fiona E. (2005) Building Bridges: An oral history collection of B&R Pty Ltd. [UNSPECIFIED]

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Abstract Building Bridges: an oral history collection of B&R Pty Ltd traces the founding and development of this unique, Australian, company from its earnest beginnings fifty years ago to its formidable market position today. This collection includes interviews gathered to piece together a picture of how and why B&R developed—aiming to capture the collective spirit of this fascinating post war Australian company, recording its challenges and achievements along the way. A mediated oral history approach was used to gather stories about their history. This use of oral history was a way of cementing the known recorded facts and adding colour to the formal historical outline, so as to create a credible text containing 'real' people's stories. This research helps to unite the B&R history and produced as a primary resource that a short historical biography could draw from, being inclusive of different viewpoints within the organisation.

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ID Code: 6103
Item Type: Creative Work
Additional Information: This is a privately commissioned collection and is not available for public use. For more information, please contact the author: Dr Helen Klaebe h.klaebe@qut.edu.au
Keywords: oral history, orgaisational history, Australain History
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Helen G. Klaebe and Fiona E. Crawford
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:37

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