On ABC Classic FM Midday, Margaret Throsby interviews special guests who give extraordinary insights into their life and work, thoughts and feelings. Margaret's guest list reads like a who's who of Australia and the world, but also includes less well-known people with their own remarkable stories. It is Margaret's warmth and her deep engagement with people that make these ABC Classic FM Midday interviews a 'must subscribe' podcast.
February 4th, 2015
Episode 30 of 234 episodes
Tom Uren was Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party. He became a minister in the Whitlam and Hawke governments. He helped to establish the heritage conservation movement in Australia, protecting large areas of suburban Sydney from developers. Even after leaving political life in Canberra he campaigned for environmental protection of Sydney Harbor foreshores and wilderness areas. He was also a leading figure in the anti-war movement in Australia. He died at the age of 93 on January 26th 2015.