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Illawarra notes, undated [manuscript] / A. Cousins
Bib ID 1222699
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cousins, Arthur, 1866-1960
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1930-ca. 1952] 
0.10 m. (1 packet) 
Summary

MS 3284 comprises eight small volumes, of notebook size, containing notes and other material compiled by A. Cousins on the history of the Illawarra area, New South Wales. The handwritten notes, in pencil and ink, are accompanied by maps, a postcard and other illustrations, including some tipped in. Books 1-7 bear the title "Illawarra notes"; book 8 is titled "Illawarra and further south". Each volume is indexed. Enclosed in book 7 is a letter from A. Cousins to Mr Justice J.A. Ferguson, dated 3 September, 1952 (1 packet).

Biography/History

Teacher, historian and archivist. Arthur Cousins was born at Kiama, New South Wales in 1866 and grew up there and in the nearby district of Jamberoo. In 1881, at the age of 15, he became a probationary pupil teacher at Jamberoo Primary School. He progressed to become teacher and headmaster at various schools throughout New South Wales including at Fort Street, Sydney, in 1887 where his father was a student in 1849. While employed at Neutral Bay Public School he enrolled at the University of Sydney and, in 1911, graduated with an honours degree in history.

Following his retirement from teaching in 1931, Cousins pursued an interest in local history. This resulted in the publication of: The northern rivers of New South Wales (1933), The letters of Michael Hindmarsh of Alne Bank (1945), and a history of the Illawarra region titled, The garden of New South Wales (1948). He undertook work on the war archives of Sydney University and, in 1941, was appointed honorary archivist for the Second World War. Cousins died in Sydney in 1960.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3284.

Title from cover of book 1.

Related Material Arthur Cousins; Located at; Wollongong University Archives WUA D109. 
Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Subjects Illawarra (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Shoalhaven (N.S.W.) -- History.
Time Coverage 1796-1952 
Occupation Teachers.  |  Historians.  |  Archivists.

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