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Papers of David Tothill, 1987-2009 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2043081
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Tothill, David, 1936-
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1987-2009] 
1.53 m. (10 boxes) + 3 folders. 
Summary

The papers in MS 9261 comprise personal files created by David Tothill during his term as South African Ambassador to Australia. The files include correspondence regarding Tothill's official visits and engagements, as well as an extensive collection of letters from the public commenting on his speeches and column "South African opinion" in the Weekend Australian. There is also correspondence with a number of Australian and New Zealand political and public figures. Major correspondents include Sir Charles Court, Ian Sinclair, Kim E. Beazley, Michael Baume, Ross Meurant, Ric Smith, Michael Cobb, Richard Carleton and Gareth Evans (10 boxes).

The Acc05.043 instalment comprises the letters of Allan Martin, 1994-2001, the article titled "South African diplomats in Australia 1949-1961" and issues of Historia (Nov. 2004), and Diplomacy and statecraft (Mar. 2004) (2 folders).

The Acc12.003 instalment comprises articles by Tothill, published in various journals (1987-2007), together with two booklets written by Tothill, 'A visit to South Africa' (2008) and 'White South Africa's early external relations (2009) (1 folder).

Biography/History

South African diplomat and historian. In 1959, Francis David Tothill joined the South African Department of Foreign Affairs, working at the Head Office in Pretoria and serving on various missions to the United Nations, before becoming Ambassador to Argentina, 1980-1984, and Australia, 1988-1992. He was awarded a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia in 1998.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9261, MS Acc05.043, MS Acc12.003.

Associated materials: South African-Australian diplomatic relations 1945-1961 MSD 22.

Associated materials: The 1943 General Election MSD 239.

Related Material David Tothill address at the National Press Club, Canberra on September 7, 1989; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4128. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscript Reading Room and online at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/9261.html 
Subjects Tothill, David, - 1936- - Archives.  |  Ambassadors - South Africa - Archives.  |  Historians - Australia - Archives.  |  South Africa - Officials and employees - Archives.  |  Australia - Foreign relations - South Africa.  |  South Africa - Foreign relations - Australia.
Time Coverage 1987-2009 
Occupation Diplomats.  |  Historians.

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