MS Acc06.071 comprises family papers and correspondence, drafts of articles by Rivett, speeches, cutting books and papers on the peace movement (2 boxes, 14 cartons).
Academic, immigration reformer and refugee advocate. Kenneth Deakin Rivett was Associate Professor and Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Economics School of the University of New South Wales. He served as Chairman of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs and the New South Wales Association for Immigration Reform. He was also a member of the National Population Council and a trustee of the Australian Refugee Foundation. Rivett was editor of Immigration: control or colour bar? (1962), and Australia and the non-white migrant (1975) for the Immigration Reform Group, and wrote A refugee policy for today and tomorrow (1980), and Purpose and choice in a donor nation (2004), among other publications. The Refugee Council of Australia, in cooperation with the University of Sydney Law School, inaugurated the Kenneth Rivett Orations in Rivett's honour. Kenneth Rivett was the grandson of Alfred Deakin and brother of Rohan Rivett.