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Papers of Denis Freney, 1961-1995 [manuscript]
Bib ID 16004
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Freney, Denis
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1961-1995 
2.54 m. (19 boxes) 
Summary

The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, brochures, flyers, journal articles, memorabilia, newscuttings, pamphlets, photographs, press releases, reports and research material. They document Freney's career and activities as a teacher, political activist, journalist and writer. The papers particularly relate to Freney's involvement in the Campaign for an Independent East Timor as well as independence campaigns in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Other topics include the Nugan Hand Bank and crime and corruption in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s. Correspondents include Abilio Araujo, Julie Ann Ellis, Jose Ramos Horta, Brian Manning, Warwick Neilly, Michel Pablo, Chris Santos and Barak Sope. Folder 1 in Series 3 contains further correspondence by Jose Ramos Horta which has been given to Freney.

Biography/History

Freney was a well known political activist in the 1970s. He helped organise demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and the Springbok rugby tour (1971). This was followed by his involvement in the campaign for an independent East Timor and the independence struggles in Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9535.

An additional folder was received in 2004 (MS Acc04.222).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-327185516

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Freney, Denis -- Archives.  |  Organized crime -- Australia -- History.  |  Political activists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Vanuatu -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.  |  New Caledonia -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.  |  Timor-Leste -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Time Coverage 1961-1995 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Authors.  |  Political activists.

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