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Papers of Gavin Souter, 1959-1991 [manuscript]
Bib ID 76209
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Souter, Gavin, 1929-
 
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Description 1959-1991 
9.94 m. (71 boxes) + 1 fol. 
Summary

1."New Guinea: the last unknown": handwritten drafts. 2."Lion and kangaroo: the initiation of Australia": handwritten drafts & correspondence (1975-1976), including from Pat Lane, Cyril Parry, J.A. La Nauze, Sir Garfield Barwick & N.J. Flanagan. 3."Acts of Parliament": drafts & correspondence (1981-1988) including from Peter Ryan, Manning Clark, Gough Whitlam, John La Nauze, Sir Garfield Barwick, Clyde Cameron & Ken Inglis. 4. "Acts of Parliament": research material from Parliamentary Library : includes photographs, typescripts, printed material. 5. "Company of Heralds: a century & a half of Australian publishing by John Fairfax Ltd & its predecessors, 1831-1981": correspondence with Manning Clark, Ken Inglis, Tom Goodman, Michael Davie (1978-86). 6."Heralds and angels: the house of Fairfax 1841-1992": handwritten drafts, typescripts, research material. 7."Cocos: a history of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands & the Clunies Ross family" (unpublished): complete drafts. 8. Australian Society of Authors, 1987-88: mostly newsletters, leaflets. 9. Films Board of Review: correspondence relating to his position as a Deputy Chairman, 1981-1984, including from Peter Durack, Lionel Bowen & R. Kingsland.

Biography/History

Journalist with the "Sydney Morning Herald" (1948-1987), historian & author of a number of books, including "New Guinea: the last unknown" (1963), "Lion and kangaroo" (1976), "Acts of Parliament" (1988) & "Heralds and angels" (1991). See "Who's who in Australia 1993" (p. 1191).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 8604.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E963

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (14 p.). 
Subjects Whitlam, Gough, - 1916-2014 - Correspondence.  |  Souter, Gavin, - 1929- - Archives.  |  Cameron, Clyde R. - (Clyde Robert), - 1913-2008 - Correspondence.  |  Barwick, Garfield, - Sir, - 1903-1997 - Correspondence.  |  Ryan, Peter, - 1923- - Correspondence.  |  Clark, Manning, - 1915-1991 - Correspondence.  |  Clunies Ross family.  |  John Fairfax & Sons.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Newspaper publishing - Australia.  |  Australia - History - 1901-1922.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1945.
Time Coverage 1959 
Occupation Authors.

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