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Papers of Sir Joseph Cook, 1880-1986 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1031001
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cook, Joseph, Sir, 1860-1947
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1880-1986 
56 cm. (4 boxes). 
Summary

This collection is a mixture of material created by Joseph Cook, and material gathered by Mrs Mary Wood, his granddaughter. It consists of a small number of notebooks, a commission as NSW Secretary for Mines and Agriculture, an illuminated address, the text of the Treaty of Versailles, a passport, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and miscellaneous printed and photocopied material relating to Cook.

Biography/History

Elected to N.S.W. Parliament as Labour member for Hartley in 1891. Left the Labour Party in 1894 but retained his seat until 1901. Minister for Mines 1898-1899. Represented Parramatta in the Federal Parliament, 1901-1921. Minister for Defence, 1909-1910, Prime Minister, Minister for Home Affairs 1913-1914, Minister for the Navy 1917-1920, Treasurer 1920-1921.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 2212.

Related Material Other papers of Sir Joseph Cook are held by the National Library of Australia at MS 762.  A ceremonial trowel, gavel, and scissors are held by the National Library of Australia in Pictorial Section. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; B679

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (14 p., includes MS 762). 
Subjects Cook, Joseph, Sir, 1860-1947 -- Archives.  |  Treaty of Versailles (1919)  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1880-1986 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Prime ministers.
Other authors/contributors Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920)  |  Paris Peace Conference, (1919-1920)
Exhibited Selected items exhibited in "WW1" National Library of Australia, 26 November 2014 - 31 May 2015 

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