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Papers of William Hughes, 1940 May-1952 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2010113
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Hughes, W. M. (William Morris), 1862-1952
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1940-1952] 
1 cm. (1 folder) + folio items. 
Summary

Items include: I. Copy of letter from Ezra Norton, Managing Director of "Truth" and "Sportsman" Ltd., to R.G. Menzies (3rd June 1940). II. "Budget 1951-1952". Four typescript pages, unsigned. Possibly a budget speech presented to the Australian Parliament. III. Two page proposal from H.S. Foll (Minister for the Interior) entitled "Proposal for the transfer of young children from the United Kingdom to Australia during the war". Dated 10th June 1940. IV. One page copy of a cablegram to the High Commissioner (29th May 1940) seeking to ascertain Britain's response to an Australian request for looking after 5,000 British children for the duration of the war. V. Four secret reports to the War Cabinet for its consideration (12th to 15th June 1940). Includes reports by the Chiefs of Staff; summary of decisions of the War Cabinet for the information of the Full Cabinet. VI. Folio items include two hand coloured etchings (one by De Becourt) and "The four freedoms" ([11 p.]), originally published by "The Saturday Evening Post" during February and March of 1943 and presented to Billy Hughes. The art work is by Norman Rockwell.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1001.

Subjects Norton, Ezra, 1897-1967 -- Correspondence.  |  Hughes, W. M. (William Morris), 1862-1952 -- Archives.  |  Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978 -- Correspondence.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Budget -- Australia.  |  Civil rights in art.  |  Children -- Great Britain.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Great Britain.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945.  |  Australia -- Defenses.
Time Coverage 1940-1952 
Occupation Federal politicians.
Other authors/contributors Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978  |  Norton, Ezra, 1897-1967  |  Foll, H. S  |  Australia. Department of Defence. Joint Chiefs of Staff
Also Titled

Four freedoms

Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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