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Records of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales, 1871-1909 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2235382
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Australasian Federation League of New South Wales
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1871-1909] 
3.72 m. (12 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 21 security binders. 
Summary

MS 47 comprises the records, 1893-1909, of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales, the United Federal Executive and Central Federation League of New South Wales, including minute books, letterbooks, lists of speakers, accounts, cuttings and correspondence. Correspondents include W. Astley, Edmund Barton, Thomas Bavin, Alexander Campbell Onslow, Alfred Deakin, T.T. Ewing, R.J. Fairbairn, Robert Garran, T.H. Hassall, Thomas Hughes, Atlee Hunt, A.H. Jaines, J. Kirkpatrick, Rev. James S. Laing, T.F.H. Mackenzie, W. Nichols, R.E. O'Connor, Albert B. and W.H.B. Piddington, John Quick, G.H. Reid, J.B. Reymond, A.J. Reynolds, F.B. Suttor, Dugald Thomson, J.H. Vickery, Edward Wilson, B.R. Wise and J.H. Young.

Miscellaneous documents include petitions, groups of signatures, lists of candidates for the New South Wales general election of 1895, a 1900 letter from Lord Hopetoun, handbills presented by Garran, papers relating to feminist Maybanke Anderson (previously Wolstenholme) and the Women's Federal League.

Papers of Edward Dowling in the collection, 1871-1908, include minute book, 1888-1893, reports and letters of the Australian Natives' Association, letters relating to technical education in New South Wales, leaflets and other printed items, and material relating to the People's Federal Convention held in Bathurst in 1896 (12 boxes, 1 fol. box, 21 security binders).

Biography/History

The Australasian Federation League of New South Wales was formed in 1893 as part of Edmund Barton's campaign after the failure of the Convention Bill of 1892. In 1899 the Hon. Secretaries were Atlee Hunt, F.E. McLean and Edward Dowling. The League was dissolved in 1909.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 47.

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm G 6892-6903.

Selected item is also available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms47-1x

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, A1174.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (13 p.) available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room. 
Subjects Australasian Federation League of New South Wales - Archives.  |  Australia. - Constitution.  |  Patriotic societies - Australia - Archives.  |  Federal government - Australia.  |  Confederation of states - Australia - Congresses.  |  Australia - Politics and government - Congresses.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1851-1901.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1914.  |  New South Wales - Politics and government - 1891-1901.
Time Coverage 1871-1909 
Other authors/contributors Dowling, Edward, 1843-1912  |  Australian Natives' Association  |  New South Wales. Parliament  |  New South Wales. Board of Technical Education

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