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Papers of Teki Dalton, 1956-1994 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1149957
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Dalton, Teki
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1956-1994] 
19.6 m. (45 boxes) + 14 cartons + 8 other cartons + 1 oversized fol. item. 
Summary

The collection contains correspondence, reports, notebooks, newspaper cuttings, subject files, submissions, cassettes and other records documenting Dalton's involvement in the book trade, yachting, and ACT community organisations. The book trade papers relate to his professional career in Dymock's Book Arcade and Cheshire's Bookshop and his businesses Dalton's Bookshop and Dalton Publishing Company. There are also papers relating to the 1979 NSW Prices Commission enquiry into book prices and his membership of the Australian Booksellers Association and its NSW Division. The yachting papers include files on Dalton's involvement in CYCOD Pty Ltd, Canberra Ocean Racing Club, Canberra Yacht Club, numerous yacht races and his Canberra Times yachting column. The ACT community organisations include Rotary Club of Canberra North, ACT Society for the Physically Handicapped, the Task Force on City Centre and the ACT Sport and Recreation Committee Sports Subcommittee.

The Acc02/249 instalment includes papers, documents, reports, accounts, invoices, correspondence, financial records, publications and flags.

The Acc03/166 instalment comprises photographs, many framed.

Biography/History

Bookseller and yachtsman. Dalton began his career in 1955 at Dymocks in Sydney and Cheshires in Canberra in 1962. In 1968 he established Dalton Publishing Company and Dalton's Bookshop. He was an office-holder in the New South Wales Booksellers Association in 1978-1979 and the Australian Booksellers Association from 1980 to 1984. He was active in ACT community and yachting organisations and in 1985-1993 was yachting columnist with The Canberra times.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8951, MS Acc98/126, MS Acc02/249, MS Acc03/166.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/8951.html  Descriptive lists (draft) available for Acc02/249 and Acc03/166. 
Subjects Dalton, Teki -- Archives.  |  ACT Society for the Physically Handicapped.  |  Book industries and trade -- Australia.  |  Booksellers and bookselling -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Publishers and publishing -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Sailors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Yachting -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1956-1994 
Occupation Booksellers.  |  Publishers.  |  Sportsmen and sportswomen.
Other authors/contributors Australian Capital Territory. Sport and Recreation Committee. Sport Subcommittee  |  Australian Booksellers Association  |  Rotary Club of Canberra North

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