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Papers of Stewart Harris, 1916-1994 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2501768
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Harris, Stewart, 1922-1994
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1916-1994] 
7.75 m. (42 boxes) + 3 folio boxes + 1 carton. 
Summary

Diaries, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, family papers and secondary source material, including: Early journalistic writings, 1949-56, including freelance writings on Northern Australian development and introduction of Santa Gertrudis cattle to Australia. Foreign Correspondent, "The Times", 1957-74: correspondence, cables, obituaries, articles and press folder issued to Harris for the Maralinga atomic test 1956; special reports and photographs from Vietnam, Egypt & Southeast Asia. Springbok Tour of Australia 1971: material regarding demonstrations, arrests and "Political Football", an analysis of the tour. Senior Research Fellow ANU 1973-77: diaries, correspondence, notes and reports regarding his tenure as a specialist in Aboriginal affairs. Northern Land Council 1977-78. Aboriginal Treaty Committee 1978-93: papers regarding an account of the treaty movement entitled It's Coming Yet. Material regarding Aboriginal issues 1946-93: correspondents include activists Kevin Gilbert, Bobbi Sykes, Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the poet Judith Wright.

Biography/History

Journalist, research fellow, writer. Studied history at Cambridge before embarking on journalism. "The Times" Foreign Correspondent in Australia 1957-1973, he reported from Vietnam, Egypt and Southeast Asia in the late 1960s/early 1970s. In 1968 he was the first foreign journalist allowed into Irian Jaya. Harris became actively involved in the Aboriginal rights movement as a researcher, member of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee & publicity officer for the Northern Land Council.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 8882.

Related Material Recordings made by Harris are in the National Library Oral History Collection. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (29 p.). 
Subjects Harris, Stewart, 1922-1994 -- Archives.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Human rights workers -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1916-1994 
Occupation Human rights workers.  |  Journalists.  |  Authors.

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